The Bollywood turned politician, now MP from Patna and former union Health Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government, Shatrughan Sinha, as usual since prime minister Narendra Modi led government came into power at the centre in 2014, has been constantly opposing the national leadership of BJP, the PM and the party supremo, but the high command has not shown the guts to expel him from the party for the reasons best known to them.
The eloquent veteran Bollywood star turned politician who considers former home minister and BJP’s towering leader, now in political oblivion, Lal Krishna Advani as his chief mentor, had been opposing prime minister Modi and his each and every action, every now and then, giving the unambiguous impression that he is not in BJP but the spokesman of the BJP’s bete noire Congress Party. However, the patience of the party supremo Amit Shah should be lauded as the MP from Patna is still in the ruling party’s roll and gunning party and government’s policies from within the BJP for the last three years incessantly by Sinha, bringing the party in a fix on several issues raised and propagated by the party, has actually given the star turned MP more boost and encouragement.
Actually the fact of the matter is that Shatru wants that the party expels him first so that his MP ship remains secured as per the norms of the anti defection law and the BJP leaders think that he leaves the party himself and has therefore been cornered and isolated completely. But Shatru would not budge as keeping his membership of lok Sabha safe is his first priority. However sources say that perhaps he may leave the party after he bargains adequately with the Congress or may be that the leadership in BJP relents later on.
However, things are quite unpredictable for now. Meanwhile, If you go through the twitter account of Shatrughan Sinha one will be surprisingly shocked, particularly the BJPites that more than 50% of his tweets, perhaps even more, are directed against his own party’s top notch leaders including the PM acknowledging maximum retweets and likes.
The way the die hard supporters of the PM and BJP show their anger, annoyance and confrontationist attitude or posture towards their ardent opponents on social networking sites, it seems to be missing in Shatru’s case, giving a clear impression that he still commands tremendous support and patronage within the BJP and perhaps that’s the reason, the Patna MP is not being expelled from the party fearing his chances of joining the Congress.
How badly is Shatrughan Sinha against the BJP leadership today can be gauged from the fact that while the entire BJP and its rank and file is supporting BJP Supremo and MP Amit Shah nationally on his Pakodaa related speech in the upper house yesterday, the former is leaving no chance to speak against him publicly as if he is directly serving the political purpose of Congress and other anti BJP opposition parties.
In his tweet of 5th February, Shatrughan Sinha sarcastically wrote: Respected President, We do admit that selling of Pakodaas is not a shameful act…. but shame for those who elect such government which is least worried or concerned on postgraduate youth selling Pakodaas but instead praises itself ( pats its own back) for this act. This statement unambiguously mean to say that instead of giving employment to the post graduate youths of the country the govt prefers to appretiate itself for encouraging educated youths to sell Pakodaas. The tweet got 1.034 likes, 458 retweets and 146 comments, till the time of writing this story. What’s your take friend?