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SP threatens to sue Gadkari over 'dogs' slur

May 13, 2010 14:30 IST

The Samajwadi Party on Thursday threatened to move court against Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari for his 'objectionable' comments against party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad.

"Nitin Gadkari has used objectionable language against senior politicians 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," said SP national spokesperson Mohan Singh.

When told that Gadkari has apologised and withdrawn his remarks, Singh said, "We may accept his apology but what about the millions of Dalits and backwards whose sentiments have been hurt by his remarks?"

Singh said while the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh calls itself a guardian of Indian culture, a person like Gadkari, who is backed by the organisation, has shown his true colours and bias against the two Yadav leaders.

Claiming that the Sangh too was biased against the two Yadavs, he said party workers "will burn the effigy of the RSS".

"It is unfortunate that the president of a party with stalwarts like Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Atal Bihari Vajpayee has made such remarks. We condemn it," Singh said.

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