BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha deplores PM’s choice of words

Patna: BJP Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha has once again taken objection to something Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done – this time, the “Aurangzeb raj” jab over Rahul Gandhi’s ascendance to the top post of the Congress.

“I am not a supporter of such language,” Sinha said on Wednesday.

He has earlier objected to several BJP moves, including the Prime Minister’s holding road shows in then poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Use of language like “Aurangzeb raj” during elections should be avoided as its impact goes far beyond polls, Sinha said.

Sinha said people could not be taken for a ride all the time by such statements.

“There goes a popular saying that you cannot fool all the people all the time,” he said.

Without taking the name of the Prime Minister, he also recalled how once “DNA” was used in a speech.

It was obviously a reference to a barb from Modi at chief minister Nitish Kumar before the Bihar Assembly.

Sinha also congratulated Rahul Gandhi and termed it a “most natural and deserving promotion”.

Replying to a query about his controversial tweets which are not in sync with what his party leaders say, Sinha said he never tweeted anything against the party.

“The party is not giving me an opportunity or platform to put my points within the party. Twitter is the only way of airing my views,” he said.

He also played down speculation that the party might deny him a ticket in the next general elections.

“I don’t see any logic in denial of ticket to a person who secured highest percentage of votes cast in a given constituency in the country,” he declared. “When the time comes I’ll look into the issue.”

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