Patna: Continuing his rebellious streak, veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha…
PATNA(PTI): Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya landed in another controversy today after using an analogy of a dog to describe the situation of party colleague Shatrughan Sinha.
Kailash Vijayvargiya has also embarrassed his party time and again with his out of turn remarks.
Claiming that Mr Sinha is known because of his party and not the other way round, Mr Vijayvargiya added, “A dog runs after a car and thinks that car is moving because of him.”
Mr Sinha – a parliamentarian from Bihar who doesn’t shy off from provocative comments either — has repeatedly raised the hackles of his party during the just-concluded assembly elections in the state, in which the BJP got decimated.
But his series of tweets yesterday, lauding the “victorious friends” and criticising his own party for the loss, managed to outrage several partymen.
“It appears the issue of Bihari vs Bahari (and Bihari Babu’s absence) has been settled once and for all,” he had tweeted.
The tweet indicated that ignoring the Bihari babu, as he is known as, in favour of Bahari – Nitish Kumar’s term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi – had cost the BJP dear.
While party leaders, including general secretary P Murlidhar Rao demanded that Mr Sinha be sacked from the party, Mr Vijayvargiya indicated that it would better to ignore him and used the dog analogy.
“The party gives us something so it is our duty to give something to the party,” Mr Vijayvargiya said. “He (Mr Sinha) himself has to take care of his discipline.”
While Mr Sinha has often struck a discordant note, Mr Vijayvargiya has also embarrassed his party time and again with his out of turn remarks – lately about actor Shah Rukh Khan.
In June, dismissed the massive Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh as a “chhutput (small)” matter.
The public criticism, however, has not impeded his ascent within the BJP. In June, he was made a general secretary of the party.