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Shatrughan shows preference for RJD, Tejashwi gives welcome

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Shatrughan Sinha, who through his recent utterances and happy bonding with Lalu Prasad and his family has clearly indicated growing proximity with RJD, received a welcome gesture from saying which party would not like to have Sinha on its side.

In a clear-cut show of preference, Sinha, chose to attend the Iftar function held at the residence of RJD heir apparent instead of the one organized by Chief Nitish Kumars (United) a BJP ally here last night.

Though, Sinha insisted that no political meanings be attached to his presence among my family friends, the event indicated his future political move.

have also indicated that the actor-politician, whose relation with BJP is severely strained, might contest next year from his Sahib seat from some other party.

When was asked about the possibility of Sinha joining the RJD, he said at Iftar last night which party would not like to have by its side. He is the pride of

Tejashwi, younger son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, is calling the shorts in the party in the absence of his father who is serving jail in connection with fodder scam cases, and comment from him assumes significance.

popularly called as "Bihari Babu" has made it clear 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.

"The location (of the constituency) will be the same, even if the situation is otherwise," Sinha had said when he was in Patna to attend the marriage ceremony of Lalu Prasad's son last month.

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

Sinha is at odds with the party leadership ever since he was ignored during the 2015 Assembly election.

After he shared the dais at an event in Patna with former Yashwant Sinha, who quit the BJP recently after consistently attacking Modi and Amit Shah, Deputy 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 had met at and expressed concern over his health.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 18:45 IST