Nagpur, Feb 8 : Challenging Bollywood actor-turned-politician and BJP rebel MP Shatrughan Sinha to contest upcoming Lok Sabha election from Patnasahib Parliamentary seat either on a Congress or RJD ticket, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said that the election would be a litmus test of the popularity of Mr Sinha.
Talking to reporters here, he claimed that Mr Sinha's popularity has plummeted sharply and in his own constituency people do not turn up to him now, he said. Reacting upon Mr Sinha’s continuous attacks on the BJP to which he belongs, he said that the comment of Mr Sinha exposes his situation in the political arena.
Stating that Mr Sinha was under false impression about his popularity, Mr Modi dared the BJP rebel to contest from Patna Sahib parliamentary seat either from the Congress or RJD fold, so he would know his real position.
Referring to today’s verdict of the Supreme Court asking RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son and Opposition leader in Bihar Assemby Tejaswi Yadav for vacating the official bungalow, the Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister claimed that Mr Yadav was interested in only amassing properties worth crores in Patna and in other states of the country.
Mr Modi, who was in Nagpur city to flag off the BJP's initiative "Bharat ki Mann ki Baat Modi ke Saath", further said the party will
contact 10 crore people and solicit their suggestions. The party has created 300 chariots which will cover various places in 40 days, he said and informed they will visit village to village for apprising people about the achievements of NDA government during its rule at the Centre.
On the issue of people from Bihar migrating to other states in the country and particularly to Maharashtra, the Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister said that the Indian Constitution does not bar any citizen from moving to any part of the country.
"If people from Bihar stop coming to Maharashtra, many factories would face closure. On the contrary , Maharashtrians have always respected the Biharis and embraced them," he asserted. (UNI)