Former BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha is reportedly set to join Congress on March 28 in New Delhi. Speculations are rife that Shatrughan Sinha will contest Patna Sahib seat from Congress ticket. He is currently MP from the same seat but from BJP ticket. BJP has fielded Ravi Shankar Prasad from the seat.
Sinha's frequent criticism of BJP policies had earned him the title of a rebel leader. From the past few days, he has been openly criticising BJP and hailing Rahul Gandhi.
Today, Shatrughan Sinha hailed Rahul Gandhi's poll promise of minimum income guarantee of Rs 72,000 per annum each to 5 crore families.
Terming the scheme a masterstroke, Sinha said that it has rattled our (BJP) people so much that some of our prominent people had to rush for a press conference, calling the whole declaration/ announcement "chhal kapat".
In a series of tweets posted today, Sinha went to slam BJP for criticisng the scheme as unfair and unrealistic.
"Would like to know from our learned friends / leadership - that when you announced various 'jumlaas'....15 Lacs to every individual, farmers' loan waivers & subsidies, more than 2 crore jobs for the youth every year, etc. etc..Was all this fair?," he said.