A day after the resounding defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Bihar Assembly polls, rebel Shatrughan Sinha, on 9 November, called on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, at the latter’s residence in Patna. Showering praise on Kumar, Sinha said, “Kumar is the tallest leader in Bihar.” The disgruntled BJP leader added Kumar would be “a strong chief minister”.
Talking about reports of BJP top leadership being unhappy with him, Sinha said, he cannot stop the BJP if the party wants to take action against him. He added, “I didn’t act against the party in any way.”
Earlier, in a tweet, he wrote, “Lessons learnt…hopefully. Time to forgive, forget & work towards a better future with passion, dedication, teamwork, humility, commitment.”
Earlier, reports said, Sinha’s meeting with Kumar did not go down well with the BJP, and the party was also unhappy with the BJP MP’s continuous anti-BJP statements.
The BJP parliamentary board meeting, later today, is likely to discuss the issue of Sinha and former Home Secretary and BJP leader, RK Singh.
This comes after Sinha, following the victory of Mahagathbandhan, against the NDA, tweeted that, “the writing was always there on the wall”.
“Life goes on.. Choro kal ki baatein Kal ki baat puraani naye dhang se likhenge hum mil kar nayi kahani, hum Hindustani Jai Bihar, Jai Bharat,” he said, in another tweet.
He also met Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and congratulated him on the grand alliance’s resounding victory in Bihar Assembly polls.