Patna, Jun 25: RJD president Lalu Prasad said today Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani's "degrees may be fake, but she is not" after a Delhi court admitted a case accusing her of misrepresenting educational qualifications.
Prasad said, "What is there to do with degrees? Irani is real. She is a woman. She has acted in the television serial 'Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi'. She respects me a lot."
The former Bihar chief minister was talking to reporters after meeting party workers and leaders from Purnia division as part of RJD preparation for the state Assembly polls scheduled in September-October.
Prasad further said that "the entire government at the Centre is fake. They are talking about making a smart city. Just keep watching what all they will make. They talked about bullet trains, but that will cost Rs 60,000 crore. From where this much money will be brought?"
Prasad advised Modi to build better villagers instead of "decorating cities like brides".
He alleged that the "Adarsh Gram Yojana" started by the Prime Minister has come to a standstill as there was no money available.
The same has happened to the 'clean Ganga' campaign, he said.
The veteran leader said that the BJP was eyeing Bihar with "vulture eyes" with an intention to grab power in the coming Assembly elections, but RJD will foil its plans.