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  India   Politics  08 Mar 2019  Shatrughan Sinha hints he may quit BJP soon

Shatrughan Sinha hints he may quit BJP soon

Published : Mar 8, 2019, 3:16 am IST
Updated : Mar 8, 2019, 6:21 am IST

Shatrughan Sinha has been the Patna Sahib MP since 2009.

Shatrughan Sinha (Photo: PTI)
 Shatrughan Sinha (Photo: PTI)

Patna: Film star turned politician Shatrughan Sinha meeting with former Chief Minister Rabri Devi, RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Misa Bharti has triggered a political storm in Bihar.

Mr. Sinha after his meeting with Lalu Yadav’s family on Thursday dropped hints that he may take decisions regarding quitting BJP and joining hands with either Congress or RJD.

 “Time has come to take decisions now. I will soon let you know about my next political move,” Mr Sinha said.

Adding further he said that, “Till now I am still a member of BJP”. He, however, clarified that his meeting with Rabri Devi was “personal and not political”.

“I met Rabri Devi Ji and her kids because they are like my own family members. A few days earlier I had also met Mr. Lalu Yadav at RIIMS hospital in Ranchi.”

Shatrughan Sinha has been the Patna Sahib MP since 2009. Speculation is rife that the BJP may not give him Lok Sabha ticket this time and may find a suitable candidate to contest from the constituency.

On several occasions earlier, Mr. Sinha had said that “whatever the situation is location will be the same (Patna Sahib)”.

Shatrughan Sinha has been critical of Modi government and the BJP leadership since 2015 Bihar assembly elections. He opposed demonetization and GST rollout – two major decisions of Modi government in 2016 and 2017.

He has also been vocal about his support to RJD chief Lalu Yadav despite corruption cases and conviction in fodder scam.

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