Mulayam, Lalu no lions but licking dogs: Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari accused Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad of betraying the opposition on the recent cut motions in Parliament.

Updated: May 12, 2010, 23:14 PM IST

Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday accused Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad of betraying the opposition on the recent cut motions in parliament, and said they were "dogs who lick the feet of the Congress".

"`Bade dakarte the sher jaise, aur kutte ke jaise ban kar Soniaji 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)," Gadkari said about Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad.

Gadkari, addressing his maiden rally in this city, said the two leaders and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) deserted the opposition on the cut motions in parliament.

"In front of the TV, Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad stood with Sushma Swaraj (leader of opposition). All these parties stood with us but turned away later," Gadkari said.

"What happened during the cut motion? The BSP went and sat in the lap of the Congress," he said.

"Someone asked me later which party is with the Congress? I said that only one party was with the congress - the Congress Bureau of Investigation," Gadkari said taking a swipe at the Congress for allegedly using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against political leaders.

"Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad bowed before the CBI. In their inquiry, somewhere the lawyer was changed while somewhere the affidavit was changed," the BJP president claimed.

-IANS