Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha has hit out Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi for his comments that he has now become an enemy of the party.
Sushil Modi apparently also said Sinha should quit the party like his “mentor” Yashwant Sinha who recently relinquished BJP’s membership in protest against the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, the actor-turned politician called Sushil Modi a small-time politician who had no presence in the state.
In a tweet addressed to the PM, Sinha said Sushil Modi was the main reason for the party’s defeat in the 2015 assembly election.
Besides this, in his tweet, Sinha called Sushil Modi a “very small time,” “non-recognisable”, “highly unpopular” leader of Bihar.
Upping the ante against Sushil Modi, Sinha said his only achievement and pastime was to criticise and spew venom against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and his family.
Sinha added that Sushil Modi was in fact the BJP’s “biggest enemy” in Bihar.
In another tweet addressed to the PM, he said the party has the prerogative to throw him out. But, he added that Sushil Modi is no one to ask him to do so.
“He [Sushil Modi] is neither my well wisher nor my supporter to dictate terms to me,” he said.
“How can any Tom, Dick and Harry, specially the one we are talking about, who is neither my leader, nor my voter, nor even my well-wisher or my supporter, dictate terms and make such statements on behalf of the party,” Sinha said in his tweet.
Sinha said he hopes that the PM will “reign in Sushil Modi” from making unwarranted comments against him, failing which, the people of Bihar “will teach him a lesson” in the next assembly election in Bihar.
Rivalry between Sushil Modi and Sinha is not a new development in the politics of Bihar. The two were key contestants to become the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate ahead of the 2015 assembly polls.
Courtesy: India Today