A day after BJP dropped senior leader Lal Krishna Advani from the party’s first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday alleged that Advani was deliberately sidelined by the party.
“It’s worrisome, painful and according to some people, even shameful… that which your people have done was the most expected and awaited….orchestrating the departure of a most respected friend, philosopher, guide, father figure and ultimate leader of the party Shri. L.K.Advani, from the political arena/election,” Shatrughan Sinha said in a series of tweets.
“He is a father figure and no one can approve of such a treatment to a father figure. What you and your people have done with me, is still tolerable. I’m able and capable of answering your people back in the same coin. Remember Newton’s third law…every action has an equal and opposite reaction. And I am capable of paying back,” Shatrughan Sinha said in another tweet.
“Sirji, instead of playing Rafale Baba and Chalis Chowkidar, which has already fallen flat on its face, it’s high time and right time to take some corrective measures (if you still can) and go for damage control soon, sooner the better,” continued Sinha.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the NDA announced its candidate list for 39 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. The BJP fielded Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Sahib, a seat presently held by Sinha.
However Shatrughan Sinha has not released any statement regarding the seat development and has only went on to criticise the prime minister for “deliberately orchestrating the departure of ultimate party leader LK Advani”.