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RJD, SP fume over Gadkari remark
Chandigarh/Patna/New Delhi/Lucknow, May 13 (IANS):
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Published on 14 May. 2010 12:31 AM IST
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BJP president Nitin Gadkari Thursday expressed regret for his remarks likening Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Lalu Prasad to “dogs who lick the feet of the Congress and its president Sonia (Gandhi)”, but the outraged parties were unimpressed.
“I regret the comment made yesterday (Wednesday) and take back my words. I have a lot of respect for Mulayam Singh Yadav and Lalu Prasad,” Gadkari said at a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club. “The comment created a wrong impression.”
“Meri baat ki bhavna alag thi (The essence of my comment was different).
I did not want to hurt anyone,” the Bharatiya Janata Party chief added.
Gadkari Wednesday night accused Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad of betraying the opposition on the recent cut motions in parliament.
“Bade dakarte the sher jaise, aur kutte ke jaise ban kar Sonia-ji aur Congress ke ghar par talve chatne lage (These leaders were roaring like lions but later bowed like dogs to lick the feet of Sonia and the Congress),” he told a rally.
An outraged Lalu Prasad said in Patna Thursday that he refused to accept Gadkari’s retraction. He said firmly that he doesn’t believe in apologies and would teach the opposition leader a lesson in decency.
“Gadkari needlessly used shameful words. Called us dogs who lick feet. Previous BJP chiefs, including L.K. Advani, would have never used such shameful words even as they severely criticised us. We are taking it seriously,” an unforgiving Lalu Prasad told reporters.
Mulayam threatens to sue Gadkari
Infuriated by the abusive language used against them by BJP president Nitin Gadkari which he later retracted, Lalu Prasad and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s party today hit back saying he had gone “mentally bankrupt” with the RJD chief asking him to hold his ears and apologise. The Samajwadi Party, led by Mulayam Yadav, threatened to sue Gadkari for his comments.
At a public meeting in Chandigarh yesterday, Gadkari said, “Mulayam Singh or Lalu Prasad jo Congress aur UPA ke virodh ki baat karte hain, wo bhi jaakar CBI ke saamne jhuk gaye (Mulayam and Lalu who speak of opposing Congress, have also knelt before CBI).
A handful of RJD workers gathered outside the Chandigarh Press Club and shouted slogans against Gadkari and the BJP as the leader left the venue after the meet-the-press programme in a cavalcade of cars. Beyond the regret, the BJP president refused to say anything more.
“I have already said what I wanted to. I don’t want to add anything more to it,” Gadkari told reporters in Chandigarh.
SP workers go on rampage in UP
Samajwadi Party (SP) activists Thursday indulged in violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad and Lucknow districts over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari’s disparaging remarks against their party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, police said.
In Lucknow, several activists took to the streets shouting anti-BJP slogans, targeted vehicles in Hazratganj area and clashed with the police.
In Allahabad, SP workers indulged in vandalism at a BJP office in the Civil Lines and roughed up several BJP workers there, damaging furniture and other office property.
Police used force in both the districts to disperse the SP activists. Over 50 SP workers were detained.
“Taking into account the series of protests by the SP activists, security has been beefed around the BJP office,” inspector R.B Singh told reporters in Allahabad.
Gadkari Wednesday night accused Mulayam Singh and Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Lalu Prasad of betraying the opposition on the recent cut motions in parliament.

“Bade dakarte the sher jaise, aur kutte ke jaise ban kar Sonia-ji aur Congress ke ghar par talve chatne lage (These leaders were roaring like lions but later bowed like dogs to lick the feet of Sonia and the Congress),” he told a rally in Chandigarh.

 
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