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Shatrughan fires salvo at Modi govt on 10% quota, CBI feud, vendetta politics

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

BJP Shatrughan Friday

came down heavily on the Modi-led central government over the 10 per cent quota, the imbroglio and the "vendetta politics" against opposition leaders, especially jailed

The actor-turned-politician, who represents Patna Sahib in Lok Sabha, took to in his trademark style. Without naming Narendra Modi, Sinha, using the honorific 'Sir', gave a piece of his mind on the

"Congrats sir. Your intentions need to be highly applauded and even the entire opposition will agree but with fingers crossed and bated breath. Matter has gone to the H'onble Hope wish and pray that it goes through the different assemblies and the judicial scrutiny too," he tweeted.

"You sure have mastered the art of Mann ki Baat. But let us not forget dil ki baat. Stop this jumle-baazi," he remarked in a veiled dig at Modi's weekly radio broadcast.

"The nation wants to know plain and simple answers on (which seems to be very messy today), ED and especially Rafale etc. in an honest and transparent manner. Great haste in taking decisions is not the right approach," said on

He was referring to the removal of in a late-night exercise which was later struck down by the court, allegations of use of the for settling political scores and discrepancies in the fighter aircraft deal.

Verma was transferred to another department a day after the order, notwithstanding a dissenting note by Mallikarjun Kharge, who was a member of the

Verma submitted his resignation Friday.

"Sir, with due respect, people may not take these gimmicks kindly. Time and again I have said yeh public hain sab janti hai. Satyamev Jayate. Jai Hind," remarked in another tweet with the hashtag #QuotaforEconomicallyBackwards.

"Sir, no more vendetta that we have been seeing with P Chidambaram, Shashi Tharoor, Rahul Gandhi, and especially in the case of the man of the masses Yadav. He is gaining tremendous sympathy and has the ability and capability to bounce back," the former Union warned.

Notably, in the past one year during which Prasad has been serving sentence in fodder scam cases, Sinha has paid at least three visits to the ailing RJD supremo, two of these at a hospital in Ranchi where he has been admitted on account of his failing health.

"The treatment meted out to him is not desirable nor acceptable. Lets not forget that this attitude of condemnation speaks volume about leadership. With an attitude of gratitude, I humbly suggest stop this political vendetta, things could be different in coming times with us on the other side of the fence. Jai Hind," the BJP said in his final tweet.

Speculations have been rife that Sinha may fail to get a BJP ticket in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and that he may be fielded by the opposition RJD-combine.

The has been responding to such speculations with the cryptic remark 'location will be the same even if the situation is otherwise'.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:55 IST