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Advani’s dream of becoming PM will remain a dream: Lalu

Advani’s dream of becoming PM will remain a dream: Lalu
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First Published: Mon, May 11 2009. 05 59 PM IST
Updated: Mon, May 11 2009. 05 59 PM IST
Chandigarh: Claiming that he has joined hands with the LJP and the SP to stop “communal and divisive forces” from coming to power at the Centre, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Monday vowed to again scuttle the plans of L K Advani, who is “dreaming” to become the Prime Minister of the country.
“We had stopped L K Advani’s Rath in Bihar earlier and this time too, his dream of becoming PM will remain a dream,” Lalu said addressing a poll rally here in support of party candidate from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat Hafiz Anwar-ul-Haq.
“Those people who sow seeds of hatred between brothers and communities can never become the Prime Minister of this country,” he said making a scathing attack on BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Advani.
Stating that his fight was against the BJP, RSS, Bajrang Dal and the Shiv Sena, Union railway minister alleged “these forces are out there to spread poison in our society and breed hatred among the communities.
“I will not allow these forces to gain strength till the last drop of my blood,” he said.
Calling Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi “a murderer”, the RJD chief said, “Narendra Modi is a murderer in Gujarat riots. ...Even the Supreme Court has ordered that the riots be probed by an independent investigating agency.”
He lashed out at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for sharing dais with Modi at the NDA rally in Ludhiana on Sunday and said his “so called secular mask has been exposed.”
“Look, how Nitish was seen hugging Modi and shaking hands with him. It was Nitish who had said that he will bowl out Lalu on zero in the elections, but now by joining hands with Modi, he himself has hit a sixer,” Lalu charged.
Taking pot shots at the NDA “Maha rally” at Ludhiana, Lalu said it was an attempt to be-fool the people by allegedly faking it as a show of strength.
“The truth is that NDA partners including Jayalalitha, Chandrabau Naidu, Farooq Abdullah and others have deserted it and it has been disintegrated long ago,” he claimed.
Targeting young BJP leader Varun Gandhi, who was booked under NSA for his alleged hate speeches, the RJD president said he was again inflaming the passions of people with his “venomous speeches”.
He also raked up the Babri mosque demolition issue and said the forces who were responsible for it were again spitting venom.
Seventeen crore Muslims of this country were well aware of their nefarious designs, he added.
Claiming that “nobody can stop UPA from coming back to power” at the Centre, he said, “The way people had rejected the communal and divisive forces in 2004 polls, they will be made to bite the dust in the current elections too”.
Referring to the Indo-US Nuclear Deal, the minister said India’s power shortage problems would become a thing of past after a few years.
On Indo-Pak relations, Lalu said that the two neighbours had gained nothing from the wars.
“The wars between India and Pakistan in the past have only brought destruction and misery for the people on both sides,” he said, adding for any country to progress peace was essential.
Lalu also touched upon how he had improved the state of Indian railways as Railways Minister.
“Students and professors from Harvard and MIT (US) come to me and ask me how I did this. They are amazed how I have transformed the railways. Now, Lalu has become the Professor to the whole world,” he said in a lighter vein.
It is for the first time that RJD is fighting polls from Chandigarh, which is set to go to polls during the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on 13 May.
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First Published: Mon, May 11 2009. 05 59 PM IST
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