BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, who has been at odds with the party for a long time now, has launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again on Sunday.
In a tweet posted on Saturday evening, the Member of Parliament from Patna Sahib in Bihar called the PM’s address in Westminster Hall in London “well orchestrated, choreographed and scripted”.
He then went on to add that the people of the nation wanted ration and not the PM’s “bhaashan”.
“Hon’ble PM Sir! U gave a good Bhaashan @Westminster in London – well orchestrated, choreographed & scripted. But back home people dont want Bhaashan but Ration, which u r capable of giving.Time is running out but my prayers r with u. Jai Hind!” wrote the outspoken Sinha.
Hon’ble PM Sir! U gave a good Bhaashan @Westminster in London – well orchestrated, choreographed & scripted. But back home people dont want Bhaashan but Ration, which u r capable of giving.Time is running out but my prayers r with u. Jai Hind!#RationNotBhashan #IndiaQuestions
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 21, 2018
Sinha also reportedly challenged his party to take action against him if it wanted to but ruled out the possibility of him resigning from its membership on his own.
“I heard that the party is contemplating action against me since the 2015 Bihar Assembly polls but they did not take action. Are they so helpless that they will look for a muhurat to expel (me)?” said Sinha at the Rashtra Manch event hosted in Patna on Saturday.
“I have not joined the party to leave it. It’s another thing if they want to leave me but I will not violate dignity till I am with the party,” he said.
Talking about the problems people faced due to the sudden government decision to demonetise a bulk of Indian currency and the implementation of the GST, he criticised the NDA-led central government for the decisions.
“People say that it seems this is the government of Ali Baba and 40 thieves,” Shatrughan Sinha said.
The remarks came after Yashwant Sinha announced his ‘sanyas’ from politics, effectively quitting the BJP from the same platform.
The former finance minister, who too has been critical of the NDA government under PM Modi, said yesterday that he will fight to preserve democracy which he alleged was under threat from the present dispensation.
The event was attended by a number of leaders of anti-BJP parties, including the Congress, the RJD, the TMC and the Samajwadi Party.
Both Shatrughan and Yashwant Singh had recently met West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee when she visited Delhi in her attempt to bring parties opposed to the BJP together ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.