Bollywood films reigns Lalus Budget speech

New Delhi, Feb 26 | Updated: Feb 27 2008, 04:03am hrs
Bollywood movies Chak De, Goal and Mungeri Lal ke Haseen Sapne on Tuesday came to the aid of railway minister Lalu Prasad in describing the achievements of his ministry in the Railway Budget.

The Indian Railways in its historic profit-making binge, has been kicking one Goal after another (creating records) and every child in the country is on Tuesday cheering Chak De railway, Prasad said in his budget speech.

We have not only shown dreams but turned them into reality... Mungeri Lal ke Haseen Sapne (Mungeri Lals sweet dreams) have been turned into reality and are being implemented, he said, amid laughter and applause from all.

As Prasads speech progressed and was later disrupted by angry protests from members of several parties including Congress and supporting Left members.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and leader of Opposition LK Advani were present in the House. Before delivering his two-hour long speech, Prasad was seen in discussion with Gandhi.

Dayanidhi Maran was seen sitting in the ministers row, flanked by Union ministers Raghuvansh Prasad and E Ahamed, and thumping governments proposals.

PTI