New Delhi: Taking potshots at his party, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha praised Rahul Gandhi for minimum income guarantee scheme that promises India’s 20 per cent poorest families will get at least Rs 12,000 per month.
The two-time MP tweeted:
“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 “chhalkapat”
The actor-turned politician added: “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?”
“Aap kare toh ‘raasleela’, baki kare toh ‘character dheela’! What is right for Peter, should be right for Paul, Sir,” he tweeted.
He signed off with his fourth and last tweet of the series calling Rahul Gandhi the ‘master of situation’.
“This is how things are paid in the same coin, that’s why it is called ‘master of situation’ Rahul Gandhi,” he said.
However, the BJP replaced Sinha with Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Bihar’s Patna Sahib constituency.
Sinha, who won the 2014 election representing the BJP, had a fallout with the party leadership after he was left out of the cabinet.
Since then he has publicly criticized the party leadership and the Prime Minister.
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