Sulking BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha has described Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as a "rising new star" while calling the Bihar election results a "victory of democracy".
In his tweets, sent out before Nitish Kumar was sworn in today as the Chief Minister of Bihar, the BJP MP also said he was a friend and admirer of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad and Kumar.
“It has been the victory of democracy. I wish the new government led by Nitish babu, Laluji and rising star Rahul Gandhi great success.
“Will miss the ceremony, but Nitish babu & Laluji, I remain a well-wisher, admirer and friend… and remember, once a friend, always a friend,” he said.
Sinha has been critical of BJP since the campaign to the elections began and strongly supported the demand of four party veterans, including L K Advani, that accountability be fixed for its massive defeat in the Bihar polls.