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Stop comparisons with Ambedkar, you are in jail for graft: Paswan to Lalu

The LJP chief, who was an ally of Prasad earlier, said the RJD chief and his supporters may make a lot of noise but his crimes cannot be brushed under the carpet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Ram Vilas Paswan, Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan

Union minister on Sunday slammed Lalu Prasad for comparing himself with Nelson Mandela and B R Ambedkar, saying they made sacrifices in interest while the RJD chief was in jail for corruption. The Lok Janshakti Party chief said Prasad had insulted stalwarts like by comparing himself with them and asked if the was a scam of the poor or the powerful people. Defending his ally BJP, which has been accused by Prasad of conspiring to put him behind bars, Paswan said the allegations amounted to an insult of the judiciary as he has been convicted by a court not the saffron party. "Lalu ji you should not blame the BJP for everything to hide your sin. You should also not compare yourself with Martin Luther King, Mandela or Baba Saheb They made sacrifices in the interest. You are in jail for corruption, which is against interest," Paswan said on Twitter. The LJP chief, who was an ally of Prasad earlier, said the RJD chief and his supporters may make a lot of noise but his crimes cannot be brushed under the carpet. A CBI court had yesterday convicted Prasad in a corruption case involving the He blamed the BJP for the development, accusing it of a conspiracy to put him behind bars. Soon after the verdict, a post on Lalu Prasad's Twitter handle had read, "Powerful people and powerful classes always managed to divide society into ruling and the ruled classes.

And whenever anyone from the lower hierarchy challenged this unjust order, they would be deliberately punished." Another tweet had said, "Had people like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Baba Saheb failed in their efforts, history would have treated them as villains. They still are villains for the biased, racist and casteist minds. No one should expect any different treatment.

First Published: Sun, December 24 2017. 17:35 IST
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