Sonakshi Sinha backs father Shatrughan Sinha’s decision to quit BJP
New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha backed her father Shatrughan Sinha’s decision to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party and join the Congress, adding that her father “should have done it long ago”.
“It’s his decision (to join the Congress),” she told the reporters while speaking at HT India’s Most Stylish 2019 awards. “Being a party member from the beginning from the time of JP Narayan ji, Atal ji and Advani ji, my father has a lot of respect within the party and I feel the entire group has not been given the respect they deserve. I think he has done it a bit too late, and he should’ve done it long back,” Sonakshi Sinha was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
“If you are not happy with what happening at a place with whom you are associated, then, there is a need to bring a change. And the same he did. I hope in his new association with the Congress, he will be able to do a lot of good work and not feel suppressed,” the actress told reporters on Friday.
Shatrughan Sinha, who has been openly critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah, announced his decision to quit the BJP on Thursday after his meeting with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
His exit from the party came days after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was declared as the party’s candidate from Bihar’s Patna Sahib, Mr Sinha’s constituency of 10 years.
The national elections begin April 11 and Bihar will vote in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23 and results will be announced the same day.