Shatrughan Sinha Creates another Controversy; Praises Congress

Former Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi and BJP MP from Patna Saheb Shatrughan Sinha.

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Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former actor Shatrughan Sinha who once led the charge against Mrs. Indira Gandhi after she imposed nationwide Emergency in 1975, said on Wednesday that he was a great admirer of the former Prime Minister of India and he would probably be in the Congress Party had Mrs. Gandhi been alive today.

Known to stoke controversy by making statements designed to hurt his own party, Sinha, while promoting his biographical book 'Anything but Khamosh' in Jamshedpur on Wednesday, said that he, in all likelihood, would be in Congress if Mrs. Gandhi, the daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, had been alive today.

"Mrs. Gandhi used to like me a lot. Moreover, I learnt the ins and outs of politics from none other than Subodh Kant Sahay (the Congress MP from Ranchi, Jharkhand). It was only due to the influence of a few people that I joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) otherwise today I would be in Congress," the BJP MP from Patna Saheb said.

Sinha started his forays in politics by becoming a strong voice against the 'oppressive Indira Gandhi regime' in the '70s led by Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan, or JP, that led to the birth of Janata Party, later known as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Interestingly, Sahay also started his political career as a disciple of JP only to join Congress later on.

"Mrs. Gandhi used to love me and even today I am impressed by her moral values and convictions. Her politics was led by her keen sense of morality that made her different from other politicians of her time," the BJP MP said.

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