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Shatrughan Sinha to join Congress soon, to work as 'star campaigner': Shakti Singh Gohil

“Shatrughan Sinha Ji Has Decided That He Will Join Congress Party And Will Work As Our Star Leader And Star Campaigner,' He Said

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 28 Mar 2019, 02:56:18 PM
Shakti Singh Gohil on Thursday confirmed that Shatrughan Sinha will be joining Congress

New Delhi:

Congress In-charge of Bihar, Shakti Singh Gohil on Thursday confirmed that Shatrughan Sinha will be joining the party. “Shatrughan Sinha Ji has decided that he will join Congress party and will work as our star leader and star campaigner,” he said. His joining came after BJP denied him the ticket from Bihar's Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency. The development comes days after the BJP named Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as its candidate from the parliamentary seat. Reports suggest that the Congress may field him from Patna Sahib, from where he is sitting MP. 

Shatrughan - popularly known as Shotgun - showered praises upon Congress president Rahul Gandhi for announcing the minimum income scheme. Terming the scheme that promises guaranteed Rs 12,000 income for poor families a “masterstroke”, Sinha questioned BJP leaders who called the scheme a 'chhal-kapat' (deceit).

"It’s a masterstroke by the ‘master of situation’, @RahulGandhi - declaring #MinimumIncomeGuarantee scheme. It has rattled our people so much that some of our prominent people had to rush for a press conference, calling the whole declaration/ announcement 'chhal-kapat'," the estranged BJP leader tweeted.

Taking pot-shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his unfilled promises, Sinha asked whether it was fair to announce various "jumlas" such as 15 Lacs to every individual and 2 crore jobs for the youth every year.

"Would like to know from our learned friends/leadership - that when you announced various 'jumlaas'....15 Lacs to every individual, farmers’ loan waivers & subsidies, more than 2 crore jobs for the youth every year, etc. etc..Was all this fair?" he wrote in a series of tweet.

"Aap kare toh 'raasleela', baki kare toh 'character dheela'! What is right for Peter, should be right for Paul, Sir. The people have welcomed this move & are very excited. Farmers loans have been waived as promised by them recently - in 3 different states," he added.

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First Published : 28 Mar 2019, 02:56:02 PM