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BJP named Kovind after playing Ringa Ringa Roses: Shatrughan

Ram Nath Kovind has been named as the presidential candidate

Meghna Sen 

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

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, on Tuesday tweeted that he appreciated BJP’s pick for the President’s post and declared himself as ‘a loyalist’ and ‘a disciplined soldier’. 

The leader said that Kovind was a good choice for President but the process should have been more transparent. Sinha, who had backed veteran Advani’s name for the presidential candidate, had expressed unwavering support to Advani through a series of tweets. The had on Monday named Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA’s presidential nominee.

Sinha, who represents Patna in parliament said: “Being a loyalist and a disciplined soldier, I certainly appreciate and abide by the #parliamentary board’s decision of finally nominating Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, #RamNathKovind, Hon. Governor of Bihar, as the presidential candidate.”

“Highly appreciate this decision and congratulate the senior, learned, seasoned politician & perfect gentleman Mr. #RamNathKovind. However we have certain reservations about the decision, however right & timely it may be. I wish the matter was dealt with or handled in a more mature & transparent manner. We could have nipped the bud right in the beginning in an open & shut, transparent manner without going into the "Ringa Ringa Roses" of so called discussions & consultations with one and all parties,” he tweeted.

Sinha has been sidelined in the after Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of the country. His closeness to Advani is nothing new and many think that it was due this proximity the ongoing leadership has sidelined the Patna MP.


First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 22:45 IST