Shatrughan Sinha fires at PM modi again, by taking potshots at his detractors in his party! The actor indirectly made nasty comments, which weren’t amusing to the audience. This is what he has to say!
“If vakeel babu can speak on finance, if a TV actress can become the country’s HRD minister and if a chaiwala can become… I wouldn’t say any further… why can’t I speak on economy,” Sinha said in veiled references PM Narendra Modi.
“I am speaking from my heart though it is not mann ki baat because someone else has a patent for ‘Mann ki Baat’,” he said amid laughter. PM Modi’s monthly radio address to the nation is titled Mann ki Baat.
“Some people say I speak against my own government’s policies because I was not made a minister. To be honest, I neither have any desire nor any expectations to become a minister. Even those who are ministers today have no standing of their own. They are busy flattering the master to save their skins and seats,” IANS quoted Sinha as saying.
“I was drawn towards healthy politics inspired by Lohia. I had not come to politics with the motto of na jiyunga, na jeene dunga (I would neither live in peace, nor let others live in peace),” Sinha said in a clear parody to Prime Minister Modi’s oft repeated “Na khaoonga na khane doonga” (I will neither take bribe nor let others do) remark.
He said that the atmosphere in the country was such that “either you are with me or you are anti-national”.
“What is happening in this country? Cow vigilantes are killing people, intellectuals, writers, journalists… and now even judges are being killed. Aaj dhan shakti jan shakti par bhari hai (Today, money power is stronger than people’s power). And then if people like me come forward, we are attributed motives, we are questioned.”
“If I do not speak for the youth, for the poor and downtrodden, for the oppressed, then what am I doing in politics?” he asked.