Lalu Prasad Yadav mocks Amit Shah, says 'Bihar lifts aren't made to carry fat people'

Aug 22, 2015, 09:07 IST | Agencies

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav on Friday taunted BJP president Amit Shah for getting trapped in the lift of the state guest house for nearly an hour in Patna.

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He also questioned Shah on the government's promise to bring back black money and to decrease inflation.

Mocking Shah for getting trapped in the lift, Lalu told the media, "Amit Shah shouldn't have entered the Patna lift as Bihar lifts are not made to carry such fat people."

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Shah and three other leaders were trapped in the lift for around 40 minutes late on Thursday night.

"The lift got stuck between the two floors and its metal doors also got jammed at around 11.30 PM last night. There was no lift operator around or person capable of handling such an emergency. The mobile phones of those trapped inside were also out of range as they were in a closed box," BJP state President Mangal Pandey said.

The incident happened when Shah was going from the ground floor of the state guest house to the first floor along with party in-charge for Bihar Bhupendra Yadav, Secretary Nagendra and General Secretary Saudan Singh and a couple of security personnel.

He was ultimately rescued by CRPF personnel who were present there as part of his Z+ security cover. They had to tear apart steel doors of the elevator to pull out Shah and other leaders trapped inside.

Lalu also taunted Shah, and said the former is thinking of his own development and not the nation's.

"What does he have to do with Bihar's development? He is roaming around for his own development. What happened to the black money, inflation has increased again." Lalu said.

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