Rebel BJP leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha joined Congress. He officially became the part of Congress today in the presence of senior Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.
KC Venugopal welcomed Sinha into the party fold and termed him the “best politician who was earlier with the wrong party”.After his decades-long association with BJP, he decided to become Congress candidate from Patna Sahib in Bihar. He is all set to take on the BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad in the constituency.
Mocking his former platform he said, “BJP is a one-man show and two-man army”. Further slamming the government and PM, “They have turned democracy into autocracy” added Mr.Sinha. During the last five years, sitting MP from Patna Sahib had been a critic of Narendra Modi and his government. He has openly spoken against a number of policies brought by the second NDA government.
In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, “People have understood your bluff and hollow promises. You have been exposed.” The 72-year-old leader said whenever he tried to make a point, he was called a traitor. “If speaking the truth is rebellion, then I am a rebel,” he added.
After Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was given a ticket to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Patna Sahib constituency in Patna, which has been Shatrughan Sinha’s bastion for years, it had become pretty evident that either he would be looking for other options.