Arjun Singh condemns Lalu’s remark against Varun GandhiApril 7th, 2009 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Apr 7 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and Union Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday condemned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s controversial statement made against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi, saying legal action should be taken against him if the statement fell under the purview of criminal law.
“Only Lalu can speak like this. What else can he speak, only such statements are expected of him. If the statement of Lalu Prasad comes under the purview of Criminal Law, legal action must be initiated against him,” Arjun Singh said.
Addressing an election meeting in Bihar’s Kishanganj on Monday, Lalu Yadav had said, “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 of his hate speech against Muslims”.
When asked about slapping the National Security Act (NSA) on Varun Gandhi, Singh said the decision was totally wrong.
“The action against Varun Gandhi under the NSA was totally wrong, but the alleged statement of Varun Gandhi against the Muslims was also not acceptable,” he added. (ANI)
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