Lalu launches blistering attack on 'babas': Targets Ramdev and AOL's Ravishankar over black money

Patna: Launching a blistering attack at certain gurus and babas, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Thursday sought a probe into assets of these "high profile saints".

"Assets of all these 'hi-fi' saints should be probed," Lalu said addressing a function to mark 125th anniversary of dalit icon B R Ambedkar in Patna. Describing Baba Ramdev as a "capitalist and industrialist of the country", Lalu said, "Earlier he used to praise Mulayam Singh Yadav but now he has gone to Narendra Modi and BJP."

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. PTI

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. PTI

He also castigated Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar for his recent comment that those who do not love the country should go out of it. "On what basis he assessed that somebody does not love his country?" Lalu Prasad asked.

"All these saints and Babas are making fool of people in the garb of religion," the RJD chief said.

Attacking BJP and RSS, Prasad charged them with being "anti-dalit and anti-minorities". On Prime Minister launching "Gram Uday se Bharat Uday" on birth Anniversary of B R Ambedkar, the RJD chief said "It is aimed at the coming Uttar Pradesh election and an attempt to break into vote bank of BSP chief Mayawati."

Hailing dalit icon B R Ambedkar, Lalu said "had he not been there, downtrodden people like us could not have got chair of power." He described decision taken by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar government as "revolutionary" to impose total ban on liquor.

His party colleague and former Union minister Raghubansh Prasad Singh said RJD has been in favour of prohibition from the beginning.

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Updated Date: Apr 14, 2016 22:51:05 IST

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