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I would have crushed Varun under a roller: Lalu

RJD chief Lalu Prasad says he would have crushed BJP candidate Varun Gandhi under a roller for his anti-Muslim speeches if he had been the country's home minister.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2009 20:37 IST
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday said he would have 'crushed' BJP candidate Varun Gandhi under a roller for his anti-Muslim speeches if he had been the country's home minister.

"Had I been the country's home minister, I would have crushed Varun Gandhi under a roller and destroyed him without caring for the consequences for his hate speech against Muslims," Prasad told an election meeting in Kishanganj.

The Railway minister recalled how he and his party had frustrated the 'communal' BJP's bid to storm to power at the Centre in 2004 Lok Sabha polls and taken on those raking up the issue of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin.

Attacking Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the RJD chief alleged, "Nitish is sitting in the lap of L K Advani, who was directly involved in pulling down the Babri mosque, but his dream will never come true."

LJP President and Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan, who was also present, charged Kumar with 'misleading' the minorities by claiming to be secular 'while playing into hands of the BJP'.

The two leaders were speaking after the filing of nomination by RJD candidate and Union Minister Taslimuddin for Kishanganj Lok Sabha seat.

First Published: Apr 06, 2009 20:20 IST