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Lalu’s security withdrawn, livid son says will ‘skin’ PM

- PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

The Centre has withdrawn Lalu Prasad’s Z plus security cover of National Security Guard commandos, evoking angry reactions from the Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and his two sons, who cried conspiracy, with one even threatenin­g to “skin” Prime Minister NarendraMo­di.

Lalu Prasad accused the Narendra Modi government of hatching a “conspiracy” to frighten him so that he gives up his “relentless fight for preserving communal harmony and social justice”.

The RJD chief, addressing a press conference in Patna, said, “Lalu is not someone who can be frightened into submission. The public of Bihar will protect me. But if anything happens to me, the Nitish Kumar government in the state and the Modi government at the Centre shall be jointly responsibl­e”.

His two sons — Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav — reacted angrily to the government’s decision. Tej Pratap, the elder son of the RJD boss, went ballistic, threatenin­g to get Modi “skinned”.

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