New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Thursday said it will
go to court against BJP chief Nitin Gadkari for his remarks
against party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD leader Lalu
"Nitin Gadkari has used objectionable language against
senior leaders like Mulayam Singh and Lalu Prasad. The kind of
language used by him shows that though he represents a
national party, he has a very narrow minded approach...
"We are seeking legal opinion on the issue and will go to
court against him," SP national spokesperson Mohan Singh told
He said that Gadkari`s comments reflect the deep-rooted
bias which the RSS and BJP have against people of lower caste.
When asked whether the party would forgive Gadkari, who
has withdrawn his comments, Singh said, "We may accept his
apology, but what about those millions of Dalits and OBCs,
whose feelings have been hurt by his comments."
He said the party would burn the effigy of RSS in protest
against Gadkari`s comments.
Gadkari had yesterday said, "Mulayam Singh aur Lalu Prasad
jo Congress aur UPA ke virodh ki baat karte hain, woh bhi
jaakar CBI ke saamne jhuk gaye .... bade dakartey the sher
jaise, ab kuttey ke jaise ban kar Soniaji aur Congress key
ghar par talve chatney lagey (Mulayam and Lalu who speak
against Congress and UPA, they too have bowed before CBI ....
these leaders were roaring like lions but later bowed like
dogs to lick the feet of Sonia and Congress)."
The SP General Secretary rubbished reports that his party
broke opposition unity by siding with the UPA and abstaining
from voting in favour of the cut motion.
Asked whether SP would offer its support to UPA if
Trinamool Congress parted ways, another party general
secretary Ram Gopal Yadav said, "It is an imaginary question,
we cannot reply to it."
In response to a question on whether SP supported the
institution of Khap Panchayats, Mohan Singh said, "We oppose
any institution that goes against the law of the land."
Meanwhile, a Lucknow report said SP workers burnt
Gadkari`s effigy and staged a demonstration in front of the