Friday, February 26, 2010

Lonely Lalu, Mulayam remind BJP of pre-Babri good times

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    • In the political wilderness, both Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday made an unusual appeal to the BJP. Had the party not brought down the Babri Masjid, they said, all of them would have still been together. They also urged Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, who is being made the punching bag for rising food prices by ally Congress, to switch over.


      Participating in a discussion over price rise in the Lok Sabha, the RJD president accused the Congress of turning “arrogant”, while the SP chief regretted having supported it in power. Both also said that but for the Babri factor, things could have been different between them and the BJP.


      “Aapne agar masjid nahi giaraya hota to aaj hum bikharte nahin (Had you not demolished the Babri Masjid, we would not have fragmented),” Lalu said as the BJP members listened quietly.


      In fact, he hoped that despite their disunity they could come together to bring down the Congress-led government. “Despite being in different parties, we can coordinate and organise a countrywide bandh... This government will not last its full term,” Lalu said, with BJP members thumping their desks this time.

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