The Hush Post: Is Shatrughan Sinha joining Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD)? Shatrughan Sinha attended an Iftaar party hosted by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday, triggering speculations about his future course of action in politics. Many experts in Bihar affairs are looking at it as a signal. Though, he is silent on the issue and wants the world to be Khamosh!
Why did he preferring RJD over JDU. The Iftaar party at Tejwai Yadav’s 5, Circular Road residence coincided with a feast held at the Haj Bhavan, which was organised by the ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar. The actor-turned-politician chose to skip that and instead presented himself at Lalu Prasad Yadav’s place.
“It is an auspicious and happy occasion. Iftaar parties are a part of our composite culture. Lalu Prasad (RJD chief) is my dear friend. I am delighted to be among my family friends,” Sinha told reporters.
Asked why he skipped the Iftaar hosted by the JDU, the Patna Sahib lawmaker claimed he had no knowledge of the Haj House function. Asked whether his presence at one function over the other could lead to bitterness, he asserted “iftaar only sweetens relationships.” And on any further prodding, he responded with his famous film dialogue, which means ‘quiet.’
Shatrughan Sinha spent close to half-an-hour at Lalu Yadav’s residence, where Lalu who was sentenced for fodder scam cases and is currently out on bail for medical treatment – was, however, not present.
Tejashwi Yadav – who is the RJD heir – said he wanted to be part of the Iftaar hosted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi and said “our programme had been decided long ago so I could not be present there. But our Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha is representing our party and I hope that the Iftaar at Delhi sends out a strong message in favour of opposition unity.”
Tejashwi’s elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav, lawmaker, and eldest sister Misa Bharti were also present at the Iftaar putting to rest speculations about sibling rivalry.