BJP downplays Shotgun’s attack, calls him ‘disposable’

New Delhi: Firing fresh salvos at dissident leader Shatrughan Sinha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed the actor-politician and said that he does not have any role in the party’s defeat in the Bihar Assembly polls.

“What is the base of Shatrughan Sinha? In spite of his objection, the Bharatiya Janata Party won all the seats in his constituency. It is different if he considers himself ‘sikandar’,” BJP MP Hukumdev Yadav told ANI.

“Due to indiscipline he has always said these kinds of things and it has been his habit. He is a creature of his habits. The Bharatiya Janata Party did not have even zero loss due to Shatrughan Sinha,” he added.

Continuing his tirade against the BJP, Sinha had yesterday said that ignoring him in Bihar indeed had cost his party a humiliating defeat.

“You removed deserving people. You kept ‘Bihari Babu’ away from Bihar, even as he had predicted the writings on the wall,” said Sinha.

Former home secretary and BJP’s Arrah MP R. K. Singh had earlier criticised his party’s unit in Bihar for denying tickets to right candidates in the polls.

“Popular sitting MLAs are denied tickets and criminals are being given the tickets. No wonder party workers are enraged in Bihar,” Singh told ANI. (ANI)