Patna: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today termed the grand alliance's victory in Bihar polls as “victory of democracy” and took a swipe at the top party brass, saying the issue of “Bihari versus Bahri” has been settled once and for all.
“Congratulations to Laluji & Nitishji for this victory in Bihar elections. We bow before people's mandate. It is the victory of democracy and the people of Bihar. I salute them. It appears that the issue of Bihari vs Bahari (and Bihari Babu's absence) has been settled once and for all,” he said in tweets.
Once among the BJP's star campaigners, Sinha has been sidelined by the party leadership. He has often taken potshots at the party for the way it has conducted the campaign in Bihar.
In an apparent dig at the party for leaving him out of the hectic campaigning, Sinha added: Â“It appears that the issue of Bihari vs Bahari (and Bihari Babu's absence) has been settled once and for all.
Kumar had made “Bihari vs Bahri” one of his main campaign themes, terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah, two most prominent NDA campaigners, as outsiders as he asked people to choose him, a Bihari. “The call of the day is introspection, modified and better strategy, teamwork and coordination in the future. Salute once again to Biharis,” Sinha, BJP MP from Patna Sahib, advised the party leadership in another tweet.