Shatrughan Sinha
Shatrughan Sinha

Praise for Priyanka Gandhi from Shatrughan Sinha

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Close on the heels of senior Congress leader Natwar Singh suggests Priyanka Gandhi to the Congress leadership, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha also came up with an admiration to Priyanka Gandhi’s agitation at Sonbhadra. Sinha also found in Priyanka the solution to the Congress's leadership crisis.

"Priyanka broached everything with determination, commitment and courted arrest with a smile. Her being in custody was uncalled for. She displayed tremendous composure in those circumstances. It's my humble appeal that she would be apt as the party president to lead ahead," Shatrughan Sinha said. Shatrughan Sinha also compared her with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

"Yesterday/day before the timely involvement by the most popular, bold, dynamic leader of Congress Priyanka Gandhi for Sonbhadra Massacre was reminiscent of the late and great Madam Gandhi. During her Belchi days, she had travelled on an Elephant," Mr Sinha wrote in a series of tweets.

Many party leaders have urged Ms Gandhi to take the reins of the Congress. Mr Sinha, an actor-turned-politician, had switched to the Congress from BJP before the national election. He lost to Ravi Shankar Prasad from his constituency Patna Sahib.