Patna: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha today took a veiled dig at the BJP leadership saying unlike ‘Mann ki Baat’, he believes in ‘Dil ki Baat’ even as the party’s youth wing sought action against the MP.
Addressing a function at the launch of a music video here, Sinha, without naming anybody, said “Wey log Mann ki Baat karte hain, par mein Dil ki Baat karta hoon (They indulge in ‘Mann ki Baat’, but I do ‘Dil ki Baat’),” the BJP Lok Sabha MP from Patna Sahib said.
Sinha’s terse remark came in the wake of the party sidelining him in the recent Bihar elections.
The actor-turned BJP leader popularly known as ‘Bihari Babu’ refused to discuss politics on the occasion saying it was a cultural function.
Earlier, the Yuva BJP had put up a poster outside the venue seeking action against Sinha and to “khamosh” (silence) him for criticising the party leadership.
The poster was put up by Suraj Pandey, spokesman of the BJP Yuva Morcha, Patna unit, and Anil Sahni, general secretary, Vishwavidyalaya Mandal, which also said, “After Kirti Azad (Darbhanga MP), it is now Shatrughan’s turn.”
When reporters sought Sinha’s comments on the poster, he said “In politics one gets bouquets as well brickbats.”
Though Sinha was in town, he “did not go to BJP’s day-long dharna” against soaring crime graph in the state and increase of VAT on many items by the Nitish Kumar government recently.
When asked about the poster against Sinha, Bihar BJP president Mangal Pandey said it was not official.
“Somebody might have expressed his feelings against Sinha.
The central leadership will take care of issues raised by the BJP,” Pandey added.