Ahead of his book launch, Shatrughan Sinha slams BJP leadership, defends Azad


BJP MP, Shatrughan Sinha has hit out at the BJP leadership criticising its decision to suspend fellow MP from Bihar, Kirti Azad for raising the issue of  corruption in DDCA.

Ahead of the launch of his book ‘Anything But Khamosh (silent),’ he told ABP News that LK Advani was capable of holding all posts in the party and government.

Incidentally, his book in Delhi on Wednesday will be launched by the veteran BJP leader.

Advani had recently questioned the BJP leadership asking for the responsibility to be fixed for the party’s crushing defeat in Bihar assembly elections.

The actor-turned-politician once again supported the BJP patriarch.

On Kirti Azad, he said he respected his family and was the admirer of his father Bhagwat Jha Azad. 

He told PTI, “I found it very unfortunate that Azad, a worthy son of a worthy father, was suspended in this way. What has the general perception gone out? That he was talking about corruption. I feel sad that he was suspended and I appeal to those who matter in the party to revoke his suspension. It is certainly not giving good message, good image to the people.”

Last month speaking to reporters outside the parliament, Sinha had supported the idea of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley being investigated for corruption, as demanded by Azad and Aam Aadmi Party leaders.

He had said, “Honesty and transparency must go together. If some people have raised questions, then ‘saanch ko aanch kya.’ We must have investigation by experts. It will be good for both, those who have made allegations and those who are in the dock.”

Among other things, in his biography Sinha has also spoken at length about his relationship with the BJP president Amit Shah and his pain of being sidelined by him during the Bihar elections.