Two BJP ‘rebel leaders’ Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha, who have been attacking the BJP and Prime Minister Modi, yesterday shared the stage with Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in Noida. Saying that the ‘public wants him to contest, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged Yashwant Sinha to contest the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Confidently, Kejriwal also said that Shatrughan Sinha is going to contest elections, but did not mention which constituency he will fight from and which party is offering him a ticket. Earlier too, Shatrughan Sinha had shared the stage with AAP leaders where BJP workers showed him black flags. The incident had sparked rumours that he may contest the upcoming 2019 general elections on AAP ticket.
The two BJP rebel leaders had earlier this month extended their support to PAAS leader Hardik Patel who has been on an indefinite fast since 25th August and said that his ‘fight’ for farmers should be taken across the nation. Hardik Patel, who was once the face of Patidar agitation in Gujarat, is now convicted for causing riots in Mehasana. Hardik Patel has been found guilty of charges related to arson and creating a ruckus at the office of BJP MLA Rushikesh Patel. He is also accused of large-scale violence in the state of Gujarat during the 2015 Patidar Andolan seeking reservations for Patidar community. A sedition case is also going on against him in an Ahmedabad court.