New Delhi, Jan 29: Taking a dig at the Bhartiya Janata Party, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that it ia an American Party.
Soon after the three-day visit of US President Barack Obama got over, Lalu said that the saffron party was an American party.
At the same time, he praised Obama for his speech at Siri Fort Auditorium where he had said that India should not be divided on the basis of colour or religion. This, Lalu said, was a direct reference to the BJP, which he claimed had been doing the same over the past few years."
Making a strong pitch for religious tolerance, US President Barack Obama today said every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution and that India will succeed so long it is not "splintered" on religious lines.
Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final day of his visit to India, Obama also said that America can be India's "best partner".
"Every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution, fear or discrimination. India will succeed so long it is not splintered on religious lines," Obama told the audience comprising mainly young people during the course of his 30-minute speech.
The President's comments came against the backdrop of the controversy over religious conversions and 'Ghar Wapsi" programmes by right wing Hindu outfits in India.
(With inputs from agencies)