1. As Nitish Kumar joins NDA, Twitter wonders where does that leave Shatrughan Sinha

As Nitish Kumar joins NDA, Twitter wonders where does that leave Shatrughan Sinha

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha's support to Grand Alliance of Bihar in 2015 has come back to haunt him, not literally but on Twitter.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 27, 2017 12:14 PM
Shatrughan Sinha onboard Vistara. (Twitter/ShatruganSinha) BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha. (Twitter)

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha’s support to Grand Alliance of Bihar in 2015 has come back to haunt him, not literally but on Twitter, as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has changed sides in a midnight coup on Wednesday-Thursday. Following the victory of Grand Alliance of JD(U)-Congress-BJP in 2015, Sinha had celebrated it as a “victory of democracy”. In a series of tweets, the Bollywood actor-turned politician said, “Congratulations to Laluji & Nitishji for this victory in Bihar elections. We bow before people’s mandate. It is the victory of democracy and the people of Bihar. I salute them. It appears that the issue of Bihari vs Bahari (and Bihari Babu’s absence) has been settled once and for all,” the BJP MP from Patna Sahib tweeted.

Sinha had been one of the star campaigners of BJP for years. However, he was ignored by the party ahead of 2015 Bihar Assembly election. After being sidelined, Sinha took potshots at BJP for the way it conducted the campaign in Bihar. In the famous election that shocked the BJP, Kumar had “Bihari vs Bahri” one of his main campaign themes. He had termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah as outsiders as he asked people to choose him, a Bihari. “The call of the day is introspection, modified and better strategy, teamwork and coordination in the future. Salute once again to Biharis,” Sinha had then said in another tweet.

As Kumar broke the grand alliance on Wednesday and walked back into the NDA camp, Twitterati wonders what Sinha would have to say now. The actor-turned politician has not responded to the new development. Here are some of the tweets, wondering what will happen to Kumar now:

On July 14, Sinha differed from the BJP demand of resignation of then Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav over corruption charges and said it was the “internal matter” of the grand alliance. He also hoped that the grand alliance leaders would sort it out at the earliest in the interest of Bihar. “There are many persons cutting across party lines who are continuing as a minister despite being charge sheeted or their case being at a different stage in a court,” Sinha told PTI.

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  1. Kushal Kumar
    Jul 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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