Debating India


Lalu wants to become Prime Minister

Sunday 12 November 2006

New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad, who has received copious praise of late for his performance as Railway Minister, says he would for sure like to become Prime Minister. ``Haan banna hai... pacca banna hai... bina jhagra jhanjhat se banna hai lekin banna hai... apna kam kariye... the basic judge is people, our country people (Yes I want to become the Prime Minister for sure. But I will do that without any quarrel or fuss. Our people are our chief judge),’’ he told Vir Sanghvi in NDTV’s One-on-One show. He was asked whether he could become Prime Minister. The Railway Minister, however, refused to hazard a guess on how long it would take for him to get the top post.

``Kaun janta hai kab kaun kya ban jayega (who knows when somebody may become what)... ham sab sochte rehte hain, kam karte raho, mauka milega to ho jayega (we keep thinking... keep working... it will happen when an opportunity arrives),’’ he said when asked how many years he would give himself to become the Prime Minister.

In the interview, Mr. Prasad said he had alsowanted to become Home Minister in the UPA Government, but ``some difficulty’’ led to him being given the Railway portfolio. - PTI

See online : The Hindu

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