Shatrughan Sinha Insists He's Contesting LS Poll from Patna Saheb

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha in Patna on Sunday.

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Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Patna Saheb MP Shatrughan Sinha, who continues to be a thorn in the side of his own party due to his incessant anti-party rhetoric, was honored by his supporters in Patna on Sunday where he made it clear that he would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Patna Saheb whether one liked it or not.

With rumors of him being denied a ticket in the next Parliamentary elections for his anti-party rhetoric and his tendency to praise parties opposed to the BJP, Sinha said that it did not matter what his party did in the next few months but he was steadfast on his decision to contest the elections from his traditional seat of Patna Saheb.

Stopping short of saying which party's ticket he would be running on, the former actor said that he was contesting from Patna Saheb and that is all it mattered.

There had been murmurs of incumbent Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi perhaps being given ticket from the elite Patna Saheb constituency in the wake of Sinha's sustained attack on his own party with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah permanently on his radar.

Sinha urged his supporter not to pay attention to the rumor mill saying nothing was finalized yet and even if there was any truth in such rumors, it hardly changed anything as he was committed to contest from the constituency that sent him to Lok Sabha twice with record number of votes in 2009 and then again in 2014.

"The condition may be different but the place is going to be the same," the former Union Minister said thus putting rest to the news in certain section of the media that he was planning to quit the BJP and join Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and contest the Parliamentary polls on its ticket from Delhi.

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