Remove Lalu from Cabinet or own responsibility: Jaitely to PM

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Varanasi, Apr 7 (PTI) The BJP today demanded the removal of Railway Minister Lalu Prasad from the Union Cabinet over his statement on Varun Gandhi that he would have “crushed” the party leader under a roller for his anti-Muslim speeches.Party general secretary Arun Jaitely asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately remove Prasad from the Union Cabinet or own the responsibility of his controversial and intimidating statement against Gandhi.

Prasad had yesterday said in Bihar’s Kishanganj district that “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.” Addressing a press conference, Jaitely said that the Prime Minister will have to tell the country that “how can he maintain such a person in the Union Cabinet?” In a blistering attack on the Lalu’s statement, Jaitely said, “it reflects lumpenisation of government and politics of UPA.” PTI


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