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Shatrughan hints at contesting from Patna Sahib in 2019 LS polls

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

today hinted that he would contest the 2019 polls from Sahib constituency, from where he had won in 2014, "even if the situation is otherwise".

Sinha, who served as a in the NDA government of A B Vajpayee, is a member from his native Sahib seat for the second consecutive term.

Replying to a question, the actor-turned-politician, who was here to attend the marriage ceremony of Lalu Prasad's son Tej Pratap Yadav, told PTI, "The location (of the constituency) will be the same, even if the situation is otherwise."

After his barrage of attacks on the current BJP leadership and firing salvos at Narendra Modi, it is hotly debated whether Sinha would be fielded by the BJP in the 2019

Popularly known as "Bihari babu", Sinha is at loggerheads with the party leadership ever since he was ignored during the 2015 Assembly election.

After he shared the dais at an event in with former Yashwant Sinha, who quit the BJP recently after consistently attacking Modi and Amit Shah, Sushil Kumar Modi, through a tweet, had made an oblique dig at him, saying the "shatru" (enemy) of the saffron party should quit, instead of waiting for expulsion.

Sinha attended the marriage ceremony of Prasad' son here last night.

"We are family friends. Visiting each other on such an occasion is part of our sanskar (tradition)," he said, when asked if the visit had any hidden political message.

"It has emotional value and no should be read into it," Sinha said, while adding, "At least for now."

Sinha had also visited Prasad at the Ranchi jail, where the was lodged after being convicted in fodder scam cases. He had yesterday congratulated Prasad on his son's marriage and for getting a six-week provisional bail on medical grounds.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 16:45 IST