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I would have crushed Varun under a roller: Lalu

April 06, 2009 19:33 IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said that he would have 'crushed' Bharatiya Janata Party leader 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 Union 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."

Lok Janshakti Party 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.

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