The Hush Post| 15:50 am |two-minute-read
Former actor and Member Parliament Shatrughan Sinha has finally announced that he is joining the Congress. He ended months of speculation after meeting party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence in New Delhi.
“Joining will happen soon, we will give you some positive news during Navaratri. I will join Congress now,” news agency ANI quoted Sinha as saying.
On the other hand, senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil tweeted that Sinha will join the party on April 6.
“BJP MP Shatrugna Sinha ji met our Congress President Shri @RahulGandhi today and in national interest has decided to join tur Congress. Hw wil formally join Congress on April 6,” Gohil wrote on Twitter.
This came after senior Congress leader RK Anand said that a decision on Shatrughan Sinha’s induction in the party was expected “after 2 pm”. News agency ANI quoted Anand as saying, “It will be decided after 2 pm, there is no fight on his joining or his seat, just a delay. Adjustments are happening.”
Earlier, Bihar Congress election campaign committee chairman Akhilesh Prasad Singh had said that Shatrughan Sinha would join the party “in New Delhi on March 28 at 11.30 am”. Singh had also announced that Sinha will be the Congress candidate from Patna Sahib.
Shatrughan Sinha is a BJP Member of Parliament from Patna Lok Sabha seat and has been critical of the Narendra Modi government for past couple of years. He has been sidelined in the BJP, which replaced him with Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as the Lok Sabha candidate from his Patna Sahib constituency.