Declare Lalu 'National Personality': Shatrughan



New Delhi: Lalu Prasad should be declared the 'National Personality' of the country, like peacock, the National Bird.

This demand was made in the Lok Sabha today by cinestar and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, amid all-round laughter and thumping of desks.

New Delhi: Lalu Prasad should be declared the 'National Personality' of the country, like peacock, the National Bird.

This demand was made in the Lok Sabha today by cinestar and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, amid all-round laughter and thumping of desks.

"Seeing his immense popularity, my humble request to you, Mr Prime Minister, is to declare Laluji as the National Personality of the country like the National Bird peacock," the Bollywood star said with folded hands, prompting all-round laughter and thumping of desks.

Prasad, who was watching Sinha smilingly, saluted him in an acknowledging manner. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were seen having a hearty laugh.

Finally while ending his speech, Sinha again said the inclusion of Bhojpuri in the constitutional list and making Prasad a National Personality should be done simultaneously.

During his speech, Sinha also spoke for some time in Bhojpuri while referring to a TV quiz programme anchored by him in the language.

PTI