In a massive political scoop, Republic TV has learnt that former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha are in talks with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the upcoming 2019 elections. Top sources have told Republic TV that Yashwant Sinha can contest from New Delhi seat where as Shatrughan Sinha is expected to fight from West Delhi seat.
However, the AAP hasn’t yet come out officially to confirm the reports, but if sources are to be believed the discussions are on with the top brass of AAP. The sources have also said that AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is in direct talks with Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha.
Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha have recently shared stage with Arvind Kejriwal as well at the Jan Adhikar rally in Noida. The rally was held to over issues of farmers and governance.
Both Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha have been the ardent critics of the ruling BJP dispensation. Yashwant Sinha, quit the BJP officially on April 21, 2018 after rebelling against the party for months. While announcing his decision to quit the BJP he had said that he will not be joining any political party anytime soon.
Shatrughan Sinha, on the other hand, hasn’t yet quit the BJP, but has been one of its harshest critics. Whether it’s about demonetisation or PM Modi’s foreign trips, Sinha has never minced words while bashing his own party.
Notably, soon after Yashwant Sinha quit the BJP, Shatrughan Sinha had dared the party to take action against him if it wants to as he won’t be resigning from the party on his own.
“I heard that the party is contemplating to take action against me since the Bihar Assembly polls but they did not take action. Are they so helpless that they will look for a muhurat to expel (me),” the Patna Saheb lawmaker had said while addressing a gathering.
Shatrughan Sinha, in fact, once while speaking to Republic TV had said that he had joined the BJP because he was inspired by the leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani, and that the party has changed since its reign shifted hands.