Former BJP Leader and Ex-Test Cricketer Mulling Joining Congress

Shatrughan Sinha with Tejaswi Yadav on left and Kirti Azad on right.

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Patna: With speculations of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha planning to leave his party in favor of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) gaining momentum in the aftermath of Sinha choosing to attend the RJD Iftar party over the one hosted by the Janata Dal - U, another former BJP leader on Thursday dropped hints of joining hands with the Congress Party stating he had faith in Rahul Gandhi's leadership as the BJP had become a party of sycophants and Prime Minister's cronies.

Kirti Azad, former test cricketer and a BJP MP from Darbhanga who was kicked out of the party after he accused Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of irregularities in Delhi Cricket Association in 2015, said he was definitely contesting the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 from Darbhanga on a 'major party' ticket.

Azad then went on to praise Congress national president Rahul Gandhi saying no one could deny that Gandhi was a very effective leader who was talking about the issues faced by the common people of India instead of just throwing words in the air like the leaders in his previous party.

"Under Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress has gained much of the ground that it had lost in the past. This is driving the BJP crazy and sending them in a state of panic," the son of former Bihar Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhagwat Jha Azad said.

Meanwhile, BJP state President Nityanand Rai fired the warning shot aimed at the actor-turned-politician saying his end in the BJP was near.

Without elaborating, Rai told the media that the BJP was waiting for the right moment and action against him were just around the corner.

As reported earlier, Shatrughan Sinha has open invitation from both Misa Bharti and Tejaswi Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi's oldest and youngest children, to join the RJD as the party was willing to give him a Lok Sabha ticket from the constituency of his choice.


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