Narendra Modi will not become Prime Minister again: Shatrughan Sinha

In an indirect reference to Arun Jaitley and Smriti Irani, Sinha said if an advocate can speak for hours on the economy and a TV actor become the HRD minister, then he can speak on GST and noteban.

Published: 25th December 2018 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2018 04:00 AM   |  A+A-

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha (File Photo| PTI)

Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Narendra Modi will not be the Prime Minister again, said Shatrughan Sinha, BJP MP and former union minister. He was speaking exclusively to Express here on Monday.

“At present, it is a one-man show and ‘two-men army’ for the BJP and the central government, with Modi and Amit Shah controlling each and every aspect of governance,” said the senior leader. According to him, Modi is a “picture of arrogance, arrogance and more arrogance.”

“The BJP and the NDA government at the Centre have totally forgotten the farmers, who are the base of the country, and this is the reason for the 5-0 drubbing in the recent state Assembly elections. Modi and BJP have lost their connect with the masses and this will lead to heavy backlash in the coming general elections,” he said.

He reminisced that he was indoctrinated into social life by the late doyen of Indian journalism Ramnath Goenka and that he was a regular at the Express Towers in Bombay even during his heydays as superstar. He said that it was his association with Ramnath Goenka, Nanaji Deshmukh and Jayaprakash Narayanan that took him to Vajpayee and Advani, ultimately paving the way for his political entry.

Sinha, fondly known as the Shotgun in Bollywood, said the demonetisation and the half-baked, hush-bush GST have spoiled the country and Narendra Modi did not consult anyone until it was implemented. He said that the GST amendments, which Jaitley is doing now, could have done much earlier and already 360 GST amendments have been brought out. According to him, Narendra Modi has grown in stature above the RSS.

Ramesh Chennithala with Shatrughan Sinha at the book release of Shashi Tharoor's 'Paradoxical Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his India' at YMCA hall in Thiruvananthapuram. (Photo | BP Deepu)

According to him, during the last general elections, Narendra Modi did try to shift him from Patna citing certain political reasons, but he stuck on to Patna and the result was his majority, which is the highest in the country, followed by Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.

He said that in the days to come there will be dissenting voices coming out in the open from the BJP. According to him, the chances of the party returning to power are remote. “The BJP, which was a highly democratic party during the period of Vajpayee and Advani, has ceased to become one since Modi and Amit Shah came to the forefront. L K Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Arun Shourie, and Yashwant Sinha were sidelined by Modi. This has hurt all the senior leaders of the party,” he said.

Asked whether he will leave the BJP, he said it is for the party to decide on that and he will never leave on his own. Sinha said that the losses in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh is a clear indicator and writing on the wall for the BJP. “The Congress is doing well under Rahul Gandhi and in a year after assuming the post of party president, he has done extremely well in clinching three states for the party from the BJP,” he said. 

‘Modi failed to convince nation on pitfalls of GST’

Senior BJP leader and MP from Patna Shatrughan Sinha released the new book of Shashi Tharoor MP ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his India’ here at the YMCA Hall on Monday. The noted actor said the nation is his first priority and party and individual comes only after that. He said the Prime Minister has failed to convince the people of the country on the pitfalls of GST and that the demonetisation has taken away the hard-earned money of Indian housewives which cannot be pardoned.

The actor-turned-politician said he was against the one-man show and two-men army, without directly referring to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. In an indirect reference to Arun Jaitley and Smriti Irani, Sinha said if an advocate can speak for hours on the economy of the country and a TV actor become the HRD minister, then he can speak on GST and demonetisation.

Shashi Tharoor, who is a Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram and the author of the book,  said the maximum number of cow vigilantism cases has taken place in the country during the rule of Narendra Modi and that 97 per cent of the total of the cow-related attacks has taken place during this period. Tharoor said Modi who was speaking regularly on decentralisation of administration has been controlling the whole administration from the Prime Minister’s office and with this all the files are pending.

Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, in his inaugural speech, said Modi and Godse were powered by the same ideology and that a writer like Shashi Tharoor has exposed Modi.

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  • KBS

    It's mungerilal ke hasten aapne.
    9 months ago reply
  • Getem Gamno

    Shatruji you are courageous
    9 months ago reply
  • zoro

    Yes even ex FM Sinha says that .... But is anybody giving a $hit to what u and he is saying ????
    9 months ago reply
  • kumaran

    shatrughan sinha ji appear frustrated and desperate
    9 months ago reply

      he is a shamely mad guy sitting on BJP fense. let him get out of BJP if he a real shotgun..
      9 months ago reply
  • kau

    retire shotgun. You attitude of abusing your party reminds me yours is a case of "sour grapes"
    9 months ago reply

    This anti national idiot actor talks like an authority in all subjects.Though he belongs to BJP
    9 months ago reply
    • Dr. Open sarangthem

      Shotgun ji you said well MODI is soo cunning..... HE ENCOURAGES all Indians not to vote BJP............ SO no more BJP in India
      9 months ago reply
  • Vinod Pande

    Bhakts won't like
    9 months ago reply

    But an actor can predict the fate of our Prime Minister...He will eat his words...Come the general elections 2019
    9 months ago reply
  • Vishnu Sharma

    He is irrelevant and irreverent Ignore the charlatan Shatru who is the enemy of the people of India.
    9 months ago reply
  • narasimhamurthyl

    If wishes were horses people like Shatrughan Sinha would ride on them .but unfortunately for him and his likes Modi is too big for.them to swallow
    9 months ago reply
  • CM sagar

    More and more dissenting voices are coming out from people who are concerned about one man show two men army....hope winds of change are blowing in the right direction...
    9 months ago reply
  • Satyabhusan mishra

    Shatruji said the core voice of every Indian(except few blind bhakts). Truth always triumph over lie. "Yeh public he jo sab janti he"
    9 months ago reply
  • murthypgk

    Most fraustrated fellow of ZERO value and a stale 500 rupee note. If he blabbers like this
    9 months ago reply
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