Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha today officially joined the Congress, on the Sansthapna Diwas or Foundation Day of his outgoing party, the BJP. As he bid a farewell to the BJP, with which he has shared an acrimonious relationship for years, the lawmaker took pot shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
“In the one-man show, two-men army, everything happens from Prime Minister’s Office… the ministers can’t work freely anyway,” he said.
“We have seen how democracy turned into autocracy” he added.
Taking a jibe at the BJP over the snub to veteran leader LK Advani, Mr Sinha said, “Advani ji was sent to Mardarshak Mandal which hasn’t held even a single meeting so far. They did the same to Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha… I was even told that I have been a critic and that I will not be given a cabinet post… but my image has been clean.”
Shatrughan Sinha, 72, is likely to contest as the opposition alliance candidate from Bihar’s Patna Sahib, his constituency of 10 years.
In an association that had been souring for years, the proverbial last straw was the BJP snubbing Shatrughan Sinha and naming a different candidate, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, for his Patna Sahib constituency.
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