The BJP member was criticized for praising Narendra Modi after having earlier said he was wary of the party’s chances in Gujarat.
Twitter gets snarky with Shatrughan Sinha for mixed views on BJP victory
Mumbai - 18 Dec 2017 19:05 IST
Updated : 19 Dec 2017 22:41 IST
One ought to choose one's words carefully, especially in politics. Yet, veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha is not one of those to mince his words.
The actor has been in the news in recent times for criticizing his own Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the run-up to the Gujarat assembly election. The results were declared today with the BJP scoring a hard-fought win over the Congress.
Despite his differences with the party brass, Sinha congratulated prime minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Twitter.
Congratulations to the hon'ble PM @narendramodi for his untiring efforts, sincerity, energy...and his magic, which remains intact. Congrats also to the great strategist National BJP President @AmitShah & to @arunjaitley for our comprehensive victory in HP & Gujarat. Jai BJP!— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) December 18, 2017
Unfortunately, Sinha’s earlier critical comments came back to haunt him and the actor was trolled by BJP supporters online.
Aaj one man show two men army kaha gaya bhai .— Sumeet Anand (@anand63) December 18, 2017
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Sinha was least perturbed by the trolls and like a true sport he also congratulated rival leader and Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
In true National spirit & sportsman spirit, we must also congratulate the INC & its young & new President Rahul Gandhi @OfficeOfRG whose performance surpassed all exit poll expectations & who have given zabardast results despite odds & inspite of handicaps..Long live democracy!— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) December 18, 2017
Sinha held key positions during the previous BJP government led by prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Sinha has long harboured the ambition of being Bihar chief minister. Sinha’s earlier criticism of Modi, and the BJP, was perceived as a result of his frustration at not getting any active role in the party.