Patna: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, who has unfailingly attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi in sarcasm-laden tweets, is likely to be replaced by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as the party’s Lok Sabha candidate from his constituency Patna Sahib in Bihar, according to sources. Mr Sinha, sources say, may contest the elections as an independent, backed by the Congress-RJD Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance.Mr Sinha, 72, has often parried questions on his future course of action. In recent months, he has been seen with opposition leaders; he met RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s family and also attended West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s mega opposition rally in January as a representative of former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha’s newly-formed party.
Remember that Shatrughan Sinha Friday hinted he would not be working under Narendra Modi anymore, tweeting an Urdu verse that implied the Prime Minister may not have dearth of admirers but the dissident BJP leader would not be one of them.
“Mohabbat karne wale kam na honge, teri mehfil mein lekin ham na honge (you may perhaps have no dearth of admirers, but I would not be among them),” the Patna Sahib MP tweeted.Sinha has on multiple occasions expressed his unhappiness with the Prime Minister and the BJP leadership and his Friday tweet made it clear he might soon quit the party he has been associated with nearly two decades now.Though he did not mention Prime Minister Modi in his tweets, the wordings made it clear who he was referring too. In his tweets, Sinha often refers to the Prime Minister as “sir”.