New Delhi. A day after attending West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s rally for the anti-BJP politicians in Kolkata, BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha said the parties gathered for a “common cause of saving the Indian democracy from being ruined”. The parliamentarian from Patna Sahib– who has been making savage attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi– thanked the Trinamool chief for bringing the opposition parties on the same platform
BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday stepped up his attack on the centre over the controversial Rafale fighter jet deal and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi must answer a few questions else he will have to hear “chowkidaar chor hai (the watchman is a thief)”.
After the rally, BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the party has taken “cognizance” of Mr Sinha’s presence at the rally.
Today, Mr Sinha renewed his attack, saying the rally had only one agenda– “Free India of Arrogance and Dictatorial Governance”.
“What an amazing gathering and what a mammoth audience that came together in Bengal in lakhs to listen to and support this spontaneous show of solidarity in favour of a change…parivartan!” he tweeted.
“Kudos to our sister, the great lady of Bengal, the fiery Mamata di, who needs to be roundly complimented for bringing together one of the largest congregations of the strongest and most influential political minds and leaders from all corners of the country on the same stage under a common cause…of saving the Indian democracy from being ruined…” he added.
Leaders of 22 opposition parties came together in Kolkata on Saturday as a show of strength at the rally, organised by Ms Banerjee. AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal, TDP’s Chandrababu Nadu, SP’s Akhilesh Yadav, DMK’s MK Stalin were among the attendees. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and BSP leader Mayawati gave the rally a skip, but they sent their representatives.