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Lalu's car attacked

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi | April 21, 2005 14:46 IST
Last Updated: April 21, 2005 17:21 IST

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose car was pelted with stones when he went visiting people injured in the Sabarmati Express crash early Thursday morning, blamed the attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

At least 17 people were killed and over 80 injured when the Ahmedabad-bound Sabarmati Express train rammed into a stationary goods train in Samlaya, about 30 km from Vadodara.

Also see: 17 dead in train collision

Lalu's car was attacked when he arrived at the SSG hospital in Vadodara to meet the injured.

A fuming Lalu told journalists at the Vadodara airport that his car was attacked by Bajrang Dal activists acting at Modi's behest. "It was a murderous attack. Nobody is safe in Gujarat. I will not forgive him [Modi]," he said.

Lalu said he will report the attack to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The railway minister said the Gujarat government is rattled the findings of the Banerjee Committee that looked into the Godhra train fire. "This is the reason they attacked me," he said.

Also see: Administration responded quickly -- Survivors

Calling the Gujarat police force communal, Lalu said a special inspector general of Baroda range "is doing wrong things [in investigating the Godhra train accident] and he needs to be suspended."

However, Gujarat Home Minister Amit Shah dismissed the charge and said the crowd at the hospital got angry due to "certain remarks" made by Lalu.

He also said Lalu was provided with full security.

Claiming that there was no law and order in the state, Lalu demanded sacking of the Modi government and imposition of the President's rule.


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Number of User Comments: 12

Sub: attack on Lalu!!!!

This guy has always the nag to deviate the attention from main subject and drag it to some Lalucentric matter. He must answer whether his ...

Posted by sudhakar

Sub: Sack this Hor'ble Minister for Railing and Ranting

More than the "attack" on Lalu's car, the language used by the Hor'ble Minister for Railing and Ranting, as seen and heard on TV, was ...

Posted by Cogito_ergo...

Sub: Look who is talking !!

Lalu feels that "there is no law and order in Gujarat". ????? Someone please ask the fodder scam fellow to look into the train accident, ...

Posted by Chaitanya Mandavilli

Sub: Lalu's car -so called attack

Lalu thinks whole of India is Bihar. He does not kow that Gujarat conducted elections in 2003 without any election booth being declared hyper-sensitive. Can ...

Posted by varadraj

Sub: What about Bihar?

What about the law and order in Bihar Laluji? During elections we saw people roaming freely with guns and weapons. Thank god that this is ...

Posted by Rahul


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