Shatrughan Sinha, BJP rebel, calls Rahul Gandhi’s Income Guarantee a ‘Masterstroke’

Political News, Nation, (Patna), March 26:-Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is all set to quit the BJP and join the opposition alliance in Bihar, on Tuesday showered praise on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, calling him the “master of situation” and his proposed minimum income guarantee scheme–‘NYAY’ a “masterstroke”.

Sinha, a two-term sitting MP from Patna Sahib, also slammed the BJP for doubting the feasibility of the proposed 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 (skulduggery),” Sinha tweeted.

Sinha, who won the 2014 election representing the BJP, had a fallout with the party leadership after he was left out of the cabinet. He has since publicly criticised the party leadership and the Prime Minister. Despite his very public attacks, the BJP stopped short of sacking him or taking any disciplinary action.

Sinha even attended West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s mega opposition rally in January. “Even if I’m part of the BJP, I speak for the people and the country first.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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