In yet another instance of dissidence, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha has expressed displeasure over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “aggressive tone” during his speeches in the run-up to the Karnataka assembly elections.
Sinha also sought to offer some ‘advice’ to the prime minister.
“Sir, today the election campaign will come to an end. Regardless of dhan shakti (power of wealth).ultimately jan shakti (power of the people) prevails,” the actor-turned-politician said in a tweet.
“Why do we come with odd and ridiculous definitions like PPP (Pondicherry, Punjab and Pariwar) for the Congress,” he asked in another tweet that disapproved the attacks hurled by Modi at the Congress during his election rallies.
On May 5, taking a dig at the Congress over corruption, Modi had said the party will remain confined to Punjab, Puducherry, Parivar, after its defeat in Karnataka.
Speaking about the results of the Karnataka assembly election, he said: “Results will be announced on May 15. Anything can happen. Being PM does not make anyone the wisest in the country for being PM requires no qualification only majority…while for becoming Shankaracharya one requires great wisdom, experience and statesmanship (sic).”
Sinha also expressed his disenchantment over not being invited as a star campaigner for the BJP in Karnataka.
“Even though I am uninvited, like in other states, from Bihar to UP to Gujarat as a star campaigner, for reasons best known to all of us, I shall humbly suggest as an old friend, well-wisher and supporter of the party ..Let’s not cross limits. Let’s not get personal. Issues should be conveyed in most beautiful way, keeping decorum. Maryada and garima of honourable PM must be kept intact (sic),” he said in another tweet, tagging both Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah.The state goes to polls on May 12 and counting of votes will take place on May 15.
In another question to Modi he asked: “What happens if your definition changes after results…Let the people of Karnataka decide and let the best persons win.”