Patna (Bihar) [India], June 14 (NT): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader ‘Shotgun’ Shatrughan Sinha asserted that the BJP was his party but Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad and his relatives are like a family to him.
Sinha made a statement at the Iftar party hosted by the RJD on Wednesday.
"Lalu Ji, Rabri Ji, Tejashwi, Tej, Misa, all are my family friends, I've come here on their invitation. That (BJP) may be my party, these are my family," noted Sinha
In Recent months there had been rumours that Sinha joining the RJD and they are making the rounds still as he has criticised the top BJP leadership and its decisions on various occasions.
After described Lalu Prasad as his "best friend" he although soon refuted all such rumours, asserting that he will continue to be with the BJP and will not go anywhere.
RJD leader and scion of Lalu , Tejashwi Prasad also accused the BJP of not treating Sinha in well manner.
"He (Shatrughan Sinha) has done a lot for Bihar, he is known as 'Bihari Babu' and also for so many years, he has done so much for the BJP as well. I believe it is wrong on the part of the BJP to ill-treat him," Tejashwi told ANI in an interview.