Modi coming to Varanasi to wash sin of Godhra: Lalu

Patna, March 21: Attacking BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he was contesting from Varanasi in an attempt to wash away “the sin” of Godhra and the Gujarat riots but it would be to no avail.

“Modi is coming to Varanasi to wash his sin of Godhra and Gujarat but it is not possible. Modi’s sins cannot be forgiven and forgetten by people of the country,” he told media persons after a day-long hectic campaign in three districts.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader said that what happened in Godhra and Gujarat were a black spot on the country’s image of unity in diversity and secular character.

He asserted that there is no Modi wave in Bihar, particularly in rural areas, as per the rumours being spread by some vested interests.

Lalu’s RJD is contesting polls in alliance with Congress. The RJD has fielded its candidates from 27 of the state’s 40 Lok Sabha seats, Congress from 12 and the Nationalist Congress Party NCP from one.

IANS