A month after quitting BJP, Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha attacked PM Modi and said that "It's time for PM Modi to pick up his jholi and leave.”
A 72-year-olf actor-politician recalled the words of PM Modi in 2016. PM had said, “What can my opponents do to me? I am a fakir. I will take my jhola and leave." Recalling the words of PM Sinha said, "Mamata Banerjee is our friend and the iron lady has rightly said that his expiry date is over. Now I only wish him well, wherever he wants to go. He used to say I will pick up my jholi and walk away. Now it's time for him to pick up his jholi and go away," Sinha said.
When he was asked what he would like to say, PM Modi and Amit Shah, if they walk up to him right now, Sinha said: "I will say khamosh, you have to answer questions. Be answerable and accountable to people. You cannot just follow the 'shoot and scoot' policy and run away. Come here and face the people".
Actor-turned-politician who is sitting MP from Bihar’s Patna Sahib is contesting from the same constituency on Congress ticket-- from where he had won in 2009 and 2014. The BJP has fielded Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad against him.