Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Bihar’s Patna Sahib constituency on Congress ticket. He joined the Congress earlier today on the Sansthapna Diwas or Foundation Day of his outgoing party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
He joined the party in presence of Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal and Randeep Surjewala.
As he bid a farewell to the BJP, Sinha said, “It’s with a heavy heart and immense pain that I finally bid adieu to my old party, for reasons best known to all of us, on 6th April, which also happens to be the Sansthapna Diwas of BJP.”
“I don’t hold any ill will for our people as they were like my family and I was groomed in this party with the guidance and blessings of the stalwarts like Bharat Ratna Nanaji Deshmukh, late and great PM #atalbiharivajpayee and of course, our friend philosopher, ultimate leader, guru & guide, Sri. L.K #Advani,” Sinha added.
He also talked about the people who are responsible for the injustice. “I would like to include some of those who’ve not lived up to the expectations, to those who are responsible for the injustice and for turning Lok Shahi into Tana Shahi. I forgive and forget at this juncture. The differences I have with some of the present people and policies of the party, leave me with no option but to part ways with it,” Sinha said.
While talking about his decision of stepping into the Congress, Shatrughan said that he is hopeful that the Grand Old National Party will provide him with opportunities to serve people, society and nation in terms of unity, prosperity, progress, development, and glory.
“This is a party of great nation builders and luminaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Patel and many others. Under the present President of Congress, the very dynamic, able, tried, tested and successful face of today and tomorrow’s India, @RahulGandhi, I hope, wish and pray that I’m heading into a better direction. Long live democracy and the …. Congress party, along with the alliance of Lalu and Tejasvi’s RJD. Long live our great India. Jai Hind,” the actor-turned-politician added.