Nitish, Lalu ask Shatrughan not to be ‘silent’

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad today launched a book on Shatrughan Sinha here and urged the sidelined BJP MP not to remain “khamosh” (silent) and continue to speak the truth.

Both Nitish and Lalu launched the book ‘Anything but Khamosh’, a biography on actor-politician in his home town Patna.

Nitish, Lalu and Sinha showered praises on each other at the gala event where no BJP leader was present.

Noted personalities from different fields, including actress Poonam Dhillon, actor Sekhar Suman, acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court Iqbal Ahmad Ansari graced the occasion.

Sinha described Nitish as “brother” and praised him as an “able mukhiya (head) of shining Bihar.”

Nitish reciprocated and described Sinha as “pride of Bihar” and said his association with him was “more of an emotional one than political.”

Both, Nitish and Lalu assured Sinha they were with him and asked him not to get silenced irrespective of the fact that his own party was “ignoring” him.

Nitish described Sinha as “our MP” and hailed his quality of speaking frankly without any “compromise”.

He urged Sinha to help start a film city in Bihar and promised all assistance for it.

The book, ‘Anything but Khamosh’ written by Mumbai-based journalist Bharti Pradhan, was first launched in Delhi by veteran BJP leader L K Advani in January.

In Mumbai, it was launched by Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan.

The book launch function was also attended by Sinha’s newly married son Kush Sinha and his wife.