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Sack Lalu to prove you are not weak, BJP tells PM

Allahabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should have sacked Railway Minister Lalu Prasad over his “roller” statement on Varun Gandhi and proved that he was not a “weak” leader.

“The moment I got the news about Lalu’s comment, my first reaction was the Prime Minister should immediately sack him. This way, Manmohan Singh could have also proved, to some expect, that he was not a weak Prime Minister,” senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi told PTI here.

He said that despite the fact that the RJD was fighting elections separately, Mr. Prasad had not resigned from his post as the Railway Minister and therefore he shared a collective responsibility for the actions of the government.

“You cannot talk about crushing somebody under a roller while holding such a high office , he said. The Congress-led UPA government, however, Mr. Joshi said, allowed him to get away with this and it has backfired. PTI

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