Soon after joining the Congress, Shatrughan Sinha has started praising Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the orchestrator of India’s partition and the man responsible for the death of millions of Hindus.
As per a report in ABP News, Sinha had attended an election rally in Sausar, Madhya Pradesh under the Chhindwara constituency where MP CM Kamal Nath’s son Nakul Nath is the Congress candidate.
Addressing the people gathered in the rally, Sinha stated that the Congress ‘Parivar’ is the party of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajeev Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Subhash Chandra Bose. They are the persons who have the biggest contribution to India’s development.
Shatrughan Sinha further added that he has come to the Congress party because of these leaders and he will never go to any other party in the future. He also asserted that it is his last party jump.
MP CM Kamal Nath was also sharing the stage with Sinha when he made that statement. With this statement, Sinha has probably joined the ranks of other Congress leaders who find popularity in Pakistan and often mirror Pakistan’s statements.
Sinha has been a constant critic of BJP and PM Modi despite being an MP from BJP. He had been attending opposition rallies and making statements as an opposition leader. He had finally joined Congress after the BJP fielded union minister Ravishankar Prasad as a candidate from Sinha’s Patna Sahib seat.
Earlier, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer had hailed Jinnah as Quaid-e-Azam and praised him as a great freedom fighter. Speaking at an event in Lahore last year, Aiyer had slammed Veer Savarkar and hailed Jinnah as a great leader. Aiyer had also blamed Savarkar for the partition and had praised Pakistan for its ‘tolerance’.