Congress’s new recruit Shatrughan Sinha filed his nomination papers from the Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar immediately. The actor-turned-politician was accompanied by senior Congress leaders in Patna, his hometown.
Donning his trademark sun shades and full-sleeved kurta with an angavastram dyed in shades consultant of the Congress flag, Sinha accompanied by son Luv reached the collectorate in a grand procession.
Hundreds of his supporters chanted the slogan ”Bihari Babu Zindabad” because the procession commenced from his residence at Kadam Kuan.
“Large turnout of supporters, mates and my expensive residents of Patna as I moved from my Kadam Kuan residence via the streets of Patna for my nomination. My most heartfelt gratitude to all those that stepped out in my help and joined the procession in my roadshow. Jai Bihar,” Mr Sinha tweeted afterwards.
Shatrughan Sinha had give up the BJP and joined Congress early this month after his former get together determined to subject Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from Patna Sahib, a seat he had received in 2014 on a BJP ticket.
Final month, Mr Sinha had stated he was “painfully leaving” the BJP submit a fallout with the get together management after he was omitted of the cupboard.
Submit the fallout, he had been identified to launch brutal assaults on the BJP in addition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Regardless of his public assaults, the BJP stopped in need of sacking him or taking any disciplinary motion.
The 72-year-old nonetheless took it up a notch when he attended the Opposition mega rally in Kolkata and attacked the prime minister.
“Even when I am a part of the BJP, I communicate for the folks and the nation first. Throughout Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s time, the main target was “lokshahi” or democracy however now in PM Modi’s time it’s “tanashahi” or dictatorship,” he had stated on the rally.
As experiences of his substitute emerged, Shatrughan Sinha declared that he would contest from Patna Sahib, it doesn’t matter what, even when it meant becoming a member of one other get together. Then, he was omitted of the BJP’s record of Lok Sabha candidates.
Then, Mr Sinha met Rahul Gandhi on the finish of final month and showered praises on the Congress chief earlier than formally becoming a member of the get together on April 6 ending his practically three a long time lengthy affiliation with the BJP.
The battle in Patna Sahib can be a crucial one as Shatrughan Sinha takes on Ravi Shankar Prasad, a Rajya Sabha member from Bihar. Mr Sinha had defeated Shekhar Suman, one other actor, from Patna Sahib within the 2014 normal elections.
Earlier immediately, Mr Sinha took out a roadshow in Patna which noticed the participation of lots of of residents and supporters.
Patna Sahib goes to the polls within the final section of the Lok Sabha elections on Could 19. Counting of votes can be achieved on Could 23.