Present people and Policies of the BJP leave me with no option but to part ways with it: Shotgun after joining Congress

Hours after formally joining the Congress party, Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday said present people and policies of the BJP left me with no option but to part ways with it obliquely referring to PM Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.

In a series of tweets just after bidding adieu to the party he has been associated with for years, Sinha said, “It’s with a heavy heart and immense pain that I finally bid adieu to my old party, for reasons best known to all of us, on 6th April, which also happens to be the Sansthapna Diwas of BJP. I don’t hold any ill will for our people as they were like my family and I was groomed in this party with the guidance and blessings of the stalwarts like Bharat Ratna Nanaji Deshmukh, late and great PM #atalbiharivajpayee and of course, our friend philosopher, ultimate leader, guru & guide, Sri. L.K #Advani.”

“I would like to include some of those who’ve not lived up to the expectations, to those who are responsible for the injustice and for turning Lok Shahi into Tana Shahi. I forgive and forget at this juncture. The differences I have with some of the present people and policies of the party, leave me with no option but to part ways with it,” he added in his tweet.

On joining Congress party, he said “I’m hopeful that the Grand Old National Party which I’m stepping into, will provide me with opportunities to serve our people, society and nation in terms of unity, prosperity, progress, development, and glory. This is a party of great nation builders and luminaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Patel and many others. Under the present President of Congress the very dynamic, able, tried, tested and successful face of today and tomorrow’s India, @RahulGandhi, I hope, wish and pray that I’m heading into a better direction. Long live democracy and the …..Congress party, along with the alliance of Lalu and Tejasvi’s RJD. Long live our great India. Jai Hind.”

Shatrughan Sinha will contest Lok Sabha election as a Mahagathbandhan candidate from Patna Sahib – his old constituency where he has been winning as a BJP candidate for two consecutive terms. Patna Sahib is a stronghold og BJP and he will fight against his ex partyman Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Sinha has been sidelined along with many luminaries and stalwarts of the Saffron party including Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. Yashwant Sinha, a stalwart of the BJP has already left the party.

It is important to note that Lal Krishna Advani whose Ram Madnir Rath Yatra is behind one of the reasons that the party is in power today has been denied a ticket to contest Lok Sabha election this time and Amit Shah has taken his place at Gandhi Nagar where Advani has been contesting since 1998 and won all five consecutive terms.


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