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FIR against Lalu for remarks on Varun

FIR against Lalu for remarks on Varun
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Apr 07 2009. 09 15 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Apr 15 2009. 09 54 AM IST
Kishanganj, Bihar: A first information report was on Tuesday lodged against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad by the district administration for his alleged remarks that he would have “crushed” Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Varun Gandhi under a roller for his anti-Muslim speeches if he had been the country’s home minister.
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“The FIR was lodged under Section 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) of IPC and Section 125 of Representation of People Act with Kishanganj town police station,” district magistrate Ferak Ahmed said.
“I have watched the CD of Lalu Prasad’s speech. He has tried to create communal disturbance and divide the society by his speech,” Ahmed said.
He said the CD was being forwarded to the Election Commission.
The railway minister had made the comments at an election meeting at Kishanganj.
“Had I been country’s home minister, I would have crushed Varun Gandhi under the roller and destroyed him without caring for the consequences for his hate speech against Muslims,” Lalu had said.
— PTI
PM’s Assam rally cancelled due to rain, hailstorm
Dibrugarh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s election rally in Assam’s Dibrugarh district was cancelled today after hailstorm and rain rendered the helipad unfit for landing and he left for Delhi.
It was raining heavily, when Singh arrived at the Mohanbari airport here around 12.30 pm.
“Despite heavy rainfall, the prime minister was unwilling to cancel his public meeting,” Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said.
The SPG did not allow him to go to the venue from the airport due to heavy rain and hailstorm. The rally ground was covered with water and the helipad there could not be seen from above, Gogoi said after the PM’s departure.
The IAF helicopter pilot who was to fly Singh to the venue also warned that it would be dangerous to fly in the midst of a hailstorm, he said.
— PTI
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First Published: Tue, Apr 07 2009. 09 15 PM IST