Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress, says BJP progressing towards ‘dictatorship’ 

Nitesh Jha  Saturday 6th of April 2019 12:34 PM
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Shatrughan Sinha.

New Delhi: Former senior BJP leader and Union Cabinet minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government Shatrughan Sinha formally joined the Congress, on Saturday. While joining the grand old party, he said there was no progress in the Bharatiya Janata Party except “the rise of dictatorship”.

After joining the Congress, Sinha addressed the media and said “The BJP has kicked out all the good people with humble intentions … Everyone is scared of (Narendra) Modi in the party. Even the MPs are scared of the prime minister. There was no development in secularism or in the actions BJP.”

A week ago, the actor-turned-politician had met the Congress president, Rahul Gandhi, where it became clear that Sinha was quitting the BJP and joining the Congress.

Earlier in the day, Sinha tweeted that he was leaving the BJP with a “heavy heart and immense pain”. He said he didn’t hold any grudges for anyone in the BJP as the party was like his family adding that he was hopeful that the congress would provide him with opportunities to serve the people, society and nation “in terms of unity, prosperity, progress, development, and glory.”




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