Monday, May 25, 2009

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha views Shekhar Suman as a ‘monkey’

PATNA - Elections are over, but its bitterness may perhaps take time to end. It was visible when Bharatiya Janata Party leader and veteran film actor Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday described his rival TV actor-turned-politician Shekhar Suman of the Congress party as a ‘monkey’.

Attending a felicitation function to mark his poll victory, Sinha without directly naming anyone, was sarcastic about his political opponent in the recently held parliamentary elections.

“Those people who were behaving like a monkey on screen as well as off screen….. I have always said that the people’s welfare and progress are more important than name and fame. I was surprised to see that some people who were earlier seen in the election campaign of Narendra Modi, whatever might be the reason, it might be commercial reasons, who were seen in the oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi, all of a sudden started talking about secularism and started saying that their family belongs to Congress and that they belong to Congress too,” said Sinha.

Shekhar contested election on Congress ticket against Shatrughan Sinha of the BJP. Both represent the Kayastha community whose members account for over 500,000 votes in the urban constituency of Patna Saheb.

Besides, an illustrious career in Bollywood, Shatrughan Sinha has been a Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government and been a member of the Rajya Sabha twice. (ANI)