Lalu Prasad Yadav challenges Narendra Modi over 'shaitan' comment, demands PM's apology

Ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections, the war of words between political adversaries is increasing by the day.

Updated: Oct 09, 2015, 00:19 AM IST
Lalu Prasad Yadav challenges Narendra Modi over 'shaitan' comment, demands PM's apology

Patna: Ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections, the war of words between political adversaries is increasing by the day.

After Narendra Modi played up Lalu Prasad Yadav's reported comment of 'shaitan' entering his tongue which made him make the beef comment during his election rallies in Bihar on Wednesday, the  RJD chief challenged Prime Minister to prove that he had made the devil remark.

Lalu said that if PM Modi could not do so then he should seek apology from the people of Bihar for insulting them through this barb on him.

"I challenge Modi to show me my 'shaitan' (devil) comment or else publicly apologise from the people of Bihar for insulting them by this barb on me," Prasad tweeted.

The RJD chief wrote in another post, "Modi should not add insult to Bihar through figment of his 'shaitan'. I challenge Modi and a few of his sycophant mediapersons to show me my statement on it (shaitan)."

The RJD chief's "Hindus too eat beef" comment in the wake of killing of a Muslim man in a Greater Noida village over rumour of cow slaughter has drawn huge condemnation for him.

A Muzaffarpur court has directed police to register an FIR against Prasad for his remark, as per PTI.

Seeking to link the issue with the pride of backwards and dalits, Prasad said in his message on the micro-blogging site that "Modi called all dalits and backwards a 'shaitan' (devil). You are trying to hide behind 'shaitan' out of frustration with backwards and dalits rallying behind us."

Attacking Modi, the RJD chief said that "deprived society is watching why a PM known for hyperbole is silent over issues like price rise, employment, black money. Show courage to condemn RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat comment on reservation."

(With Agency inputs)