Shatrughan Sinha (File Photo)
Soon after joining Congress, actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha lauded the grand-old-party and Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel. At the same time, he also praised Jinnah.
While addressing a public rally at Sausar in Madhya Pradesh’s Chindwara on Friday, Shatrughan Sinha said, “From Sardar Patel to Nehru, from Mahatma Gandhi to Jinnah, from Indira Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi, all have had a role to play in nation’s independence and development. That is why I joined Congress party”.
The Patna Sahib MP also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi dubbing his interview with actor Akshay Kumar as one conducted after "rehearsals" and with the help of "scriptwriters". He further took indirect jibe at PM Modi saying, “A party is bigger than a person, country is bigger than party and nothing is bigger than a nation”. He further slammed Modi government for GST and demonetisation.
Interestingly, the statement from Shatrughan Sinha comes months after a ruckus was created in Aligarh Muslim University and several other places over Jinnah’s photo.
On the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath said, “We have waved off the loans of 21 lakh farmers”. He also said that Shivraj Singh was screaming that loans have not been waved off. “Shivraj has lied to you for 15 years. I have promised that as soon as Lok Sabha elections are over, farmer loans will be waved off,” he added.
Nakul Nath, son of CM Kamal Nath, is Congress’ candidate from Chindwara seat.
Recently, while campaigning for Sanjay Nirupam and Urmila Matondkar, Shatrughan Sinha said that demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) imposed by the "two-men army" hit the country's economy hard.
Shatrughan Sinha recently switched to Congress after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) denied him to field from Patna Sahib. However, the veteran actor is competing on Congress ticket from Patna Sahib. On the other hand, Shatrughan Sinha’s wife Poonam Sinha joined Samajwadi Party. She is up against Home Minister Rajnath Singh from Lucknow parliamentary constituency.