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Lalu gets a reality check on Railways through his blog
June 20, 2008 12:26 IST
Union minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is the latest celebrity entrant in the world of blogging, is receiving suggestions by the bucketful on his blogpost.
Some bloggers want to see the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader from Bihar act in films. There are some who would like to see the minister do something to boost the 'confidence of Biharis'.
In his blog, Lalu speaks of his fascination for actress Hema Malini [Images] and willingness to act in a film. He then touts the Railways' success story and gives his views on inflation in the second post.
SOSs too find their way to the blog with the minister's intervention being sought for confirmed accommodation in trains.
"Laluji railway par dhyan dijiye. Filmo mein sirf bandar naachte hai, politician nahi. Aap rajniti pe dhyan dijiye," a reader comments tersely, asking the minister to focus on politics and not to entertain the thought of acting in films.
Asha asks angrily in chaste Bhojpuri whether the reservation counters have been opened only for touts, while appealing to the rail minister to protect the public from the tout menace.
Tanmoy from Kishnaganj too alleges that reservation counters there has turned into a den for touts. There is also a complaint about the bad quality of food items being sold at Patna Junction.
Pranav Sahi demands that Patna station made better. "Charity begins at home. Patna Station should be made world class in all respects and I feel this is not asking for much... make Patna Junction free from unauthorised vendors," he demands.
Ashok Kumar draws Lalu's attention towards the bad condition of railway stations in Mumbai. Another blogger highlights the bad condition of a Central school run by Railways in Mangalore, ruing lack of furniture.
Gaurav asks Lalu, "Why are people from Bihar looked down upon, specially in Maharashtra?"
However, Lalu also has a sizeable fan following.
Tilak Rishi dubs Lalu the biggest blockbuster arguing, "Your life and achievements can make the best script ever for a Bollywood movie. If made by Mani Ratnam, the maker of Guru, the film will be the biggest blockbuster ever."
Reader Bejon Misra comments, "Actors convert true stories into fiction and politicians convert fiction into true stories.....I am sure Shah Rukh and you can make it happen as both of you are equally talented in creating fiction and true stories."
Dubai resident Puppy says, "I am waiting to see you and Shah Rukh Khan [Images] act together in a fim and if it releases in Dubai, I will be one of the first people to watch it."