K. Subrahmanya in Deccan Herald:
“Under the Third Schedule of the Constitution, a part of the oath of office of secrecy a Union Cabinet rank minister takes while being sworn-in reads thus: “I will do right to all manner of people in accordance with the Constitution and the law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will“.
“In the course of his visit to Karnataka a few days back, railway minister Lalu Prasad seemed to have wittingly or otherwise, violated this solemn pledge through the words he spoke.
“Not even the gravest of provocations can justify calling any group of people, whether on caste, religion or linguistic lines, “dirty people”…. It is debatable whether Lalu would have found it comfortable to go to the streets of Bombay to defend the poor and hapless north Indians. But he had no qualms about taking on Kannadigas who are normally docile people.”
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