Even If Situation "Otherwise", Will Fight 2019 Election: Shatrughan Sinha

BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha was in Patna to attend the wedding function of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav

Even If Situation 'Otherwise', Will Fight 2019 Election: Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha had won the parliamentary election in 2014 from Patna Sahib (File)

Patna: BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha said today that he would contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 from the Patna Sahib constituency, even if the situation is "otherwise". Mr Sinha was in Bihar's capital to attend the wedding ceremony of Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of RJD chief Lalu Yadav.

Mr Sinha had won the parliamentary election in 2014 from Patna Sahib. He is upset with his party after being sidelined in the Bihar assembly election in 2015. He has been making sharp comments against the party leadership and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Replying to a question, the actor-turned-politician, said, "The location (of the constituency) will be the same, even if the situation is otherwise."

Mr Sinha has attacked the BJP leadership on several occasions. In a May 11 tweet, tagged to the BJP and PM Modi's Twitter accounts, Mr Sinha praised Congress president Rahul Gandhi.Recently, the BJP lawmaker shared the dais at an event in Patna with former union minister Yashwant Sinha, who had quit the party after consistently attacking PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

Responding to Mr Sinha's presence at the event, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi had tweeted that the shatru (enemy) of the BJP should quit, instead of waiting for expulsion.

Lalu Yadav's eldest son Tej Pratap Yadav tied the knot with Aishwarya Roy, the daughter of a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) lawmaker, on Saturday night. "We are family friends. Visiting each other on such an occasion is part of our sanskar (tradition)," Mr Sinha said, when asked if the visit had any hidden political message.

"It has emotional value and no politics should be read into it," Mr Sinha said, adding, "At least for now."

Mr Sinha had also visited Lalu Yadav at the Ranchi jail where the RJD chief has been lodged after being convicted in fodder scam cases. The RJD chief is out on a six-week provisional bail on medical grounds.

With inputs from PTI
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