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Anyone can be PM, Rahul is popular: Shatrughan Sinha in fresh salvo at Modi

In a series of tweets on a day when assembly polls are being held in Karnataka, the BJP MP said the Congress president, who has "matured in the past few years", was popular with the general public.

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Shatrughan Sinha   (Photo Credit: Official website of the BJP MP)
Shatrughan Sinha (Photo Credit: Official website of the BJP MP)

Firing a fresh salvo, disgruntled today questioned Narendra Modi's criticism of for expressing readiness to become PM and alleged that he was indulging in "attention diversion politics" instead of answering the "pertinent" questions raised by the

In a series of tweets on a day when assembly polls are being held in Karnataka, the Patna Sahib said the president, who has "matured in the past few years", was popular with the general public and asked what was wrong if the leader heading the biggest, oldest party saw a possibility of becoming the next

"Anybody can become PM in our country. Naamdar, Kaamdar, Daamdar or for that matter any average Samajhdaar, if he has the numbers and support.

"Why are we making such a hue and cry about it? After all, isn't it their internal matter and any PMship has to be through verdict of majority," Sinha said in a series of tweets tagging both Modi and the BJP and signing off with slogans of "Jai Karnataka, Jai Hindi!"

Modi had mocked Rahul Gandhi's remarks that he is ready to become the PM if emerges as the largest party in the 2019 general election, calling him immature and naamdar' (dynast). "You (Gandhi) are naamdar' , while I am kaamdar' (ordinary worker)," he had said earlier.

Sinha, who is at loggerhead with party leadership ever since being ignored in election in 2015, is frequently seen in the company of former who quit BJP recently after consistently attacking Modi and BJP

He went to meet and had also met recently in the capital along with and Arun Shourie, another of

Sinha, who served as in the NDA government of A B Vajpayee, said that instead of answering "pertinent questions" raised by Congress "we go for attention diversion an art which we have mastered, far from development and other issues".

"Sir, you received our full support along with and now you are raising slogans so that it isn't taken over? What's wrong if the president of the biggest, oldest party sees the possibility and wishes to become the next PM, if he wins the upcoming elections," Sinha said on Twitter, tagging the BJP.

"By the way, the president of the oldest party has really matured in the past few years and has been raising some pertinent questions which we are refusing to answer or even entertain. The Neerav, the Lalit, the Mallyas, the Bank, the Rafael deal and so on," Sinha said in another tweet, tagging both Modi and the BJP.

"Instead of answering, we go for attention diversion an art which we have mastered, far from development and other issues.

"However Sir, its a matter of our people, our and our policies, so less said the better. With regards to you! Jai Karnataka, Jai Hindi!," the said in another tweet on the micro-blogging site.

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 17:42 IST
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