Senior BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, on Sunday, 17 June, was yet again at loggerheads with his own party, this time over Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ongoing dharma at the Lieutenant Governor’s office.
In a series of tweets, Sinha lashed out at the Central government for not letting the CMs of West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh meet Kejriwal at the L-G’s office.
Highlighting that the CM’s were ‘elected and not selected’, Sinha said that by denying them entry, the government had made a ‘blatant show of autocracy, despotism, autarchy and use of power’.
Heavens wouldn’t have fallen if you had allowed CMs of West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka & AP to meet our popular & favorite CM Arvind Kejriwal. It’s high time to realize that they are elected (& not selected) CMs by our people of India. This kind of blatant show of autocracy...1>2— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) June 17, 2018
...despotism, autarchy & use of power by stopping the meet of elected CMs of states will only ridicule our party’s image & give them tremendous sympathy of their followers. Just think of it & take it as “Food for Thought” - consider the genuine demand by Arvind Kejriwal...2>3— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) June 17, 2018
He also called for the demand of ‘Full statehood for Delhi’ to be fulfilled, keeping in mind the larger interest of the people of Delhi and the nation.
The yours, theirs & ours demand of “Full statehood for Delhi” must be fulfilled in the larger interest of people of Delhi & Nation, sooner the better, before the deterioration of health of leaders (sitting on fast for 05 days) & voices/ demands/sympathy escalates....3>4— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) June 17, 2018
Lauding ‘Arvind’s commitment, determination and image’ in his last tweet, Sinha ended his tirade by stating that he hopes good sense would prevail upon the administration.
We appreciate & applaud Arvind’s commitment, determination & image. Hope & pray that good sense prevails & administration/bureaucracy does not repeat this. People are getting the impression that the leaders have been blocked from meeting on ur instructions Sir. God bless.Jai Hind— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) June 17, 2018
Sinha’s tweet storm is the latest in his scathing attacks against his own party. His differing views in the past have also led to speculations over his split from the saffron party.
Earlier this month, Sinha, who is the Lok Sabha MP from Patna Sahib in Bihar, made a clear statement regarding his opinion over the state government by giving CM Nitish Kumar’s Iftar party a miss for the gathering at Tej Pratap Yadav’s residence.
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