Modi not my enemy but Rahul Gandhi acknowledged torture I was facing in BJP: Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha said his attacks on BJP were not aimed at any individual. He said he never spoke against an individual but only on issues. “No individual is above the party.”

Rebel Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha, who is set to join the Congress, has said he is still “officially” part of the BJP but is on the “right track”.

In an exclusively interview with India Today TV, Shatrughan Sinha, the present Lok Sabha MP from Patna Sahib, said he is “disappointed” on being denied ticket from Patna Sahib by the BJP.
“I am disappointed. I was with the BJP for the so longI was with it in its good and bad time. Dukh toh hota hai (I feel pained). But time is the biggest healer,” Shatrughan Sinha said.

On Congress president Rahul Gandhi, he said, “Rahul Gandhi empathised with me. He acknowledged the torture I faced in the BJP.”
Later in the day, Shatrughan Sinha tweeted: “Painfully….on the way out of BJP….But hopefully in the best direction under the dynamic leadership of my dear friend Lalu Yadav and the desirable, most talked about leader from the Nehru Gandhi family… the true family of nation builders…(sic)”

Shatrughan Sinha said he does not consider Prime Minister Narendra Modi his enemy. “Even PM Modi is a friend. He is not my enemy. No personal enmity,” he said.
On his attacks at the prime minister in the past, Shatrughan Sinha he never spoke against an individual but only on issues. “No individual is above the party.”

Shatrughan Sinha has been in the news for his public attacks on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has attended and addressed many rallies of opposition parties and questioned the top BJP leadership.

When the BJP announced its candidate list for Bihar, it did not feature his name. Instead, BJP has fielded Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Sahib. Since then, talks of him joining the Congress and challenging Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib have gained pace.

When asked about his plans to join the Congress soon, Shatrughan Sinha said, “I am still in the BJP officially. Not out yet. But I am on the right track.”