Rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha is likely to join the Congress after the BJP denied him a ticket to contest from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat. The BJP has fielded Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Sahib, a seat presently held by Shatrughan Sinha.
As per initial reports, Shatrughan Sinha will contest Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat on Congress ticket.
His resignation from the BJP and induction into the Congress will take place in a few days,” a senior Congress leader from Bihar said.
Hours after the BJP announced that Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will contest from Bihar's Patna Sahib in the national election instead of the sitting lawmaker, Shatrughan Sinha, the latter warned the party on Saturday and said he can "answer back in the same coin".
In a series of tweets, the actor-turned-politician slammed the BJP and quoted Newton's third law: "Remember Newton's third law...every action has an equal and opposite reaction."
"What you & your people have done with me, is still tolerable. I'm able & capable of answering your people back in the same coin (sic)," the party's in-house critic tweeted.
He also accused the party of "orchestrating the departure of a most respected friend, philosopher, guide, father figure & ultimate leader of the party Shri. L.K.Advani, from the political arena".
Stepping up the attack against the ruling party, Shatrughan Sinha said that Mr Advani's replacement by the party president "whose image or personality is no match nor a patch on him" has not "gone down well with the people of the country".