New Delhi, February 13: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha is at it again. The Patna Sahib MP has once again openly backed an Opposition leader while taking veiled digs at his own party leadership. Sinha tweeted in support of Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury who was mocked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for laughing during his speech in Rajya Sabha during Parliament’s Budget Session.
“Laugh Renuka laugh! We love you, we’re fond of you & wish you well. Don’t worry, be happy! Let them cry & shout hoarse. Things will settle down. Those who oppose women’s empowerment & laughter would melt soon. We all will have the last laugh. Long live ‘Nari Shakti’. Jai hind!” tweeted Patna Sahib MP. (Also read: No GST on laughter, don’t need permission to laugh: Renuka)
During his reply to the debate on Motion of Thanks on President’s address, Modi had questioned the Congress’s claim of being the originator of the biometric national ID Aadhaar when he said that the then Home Minister LK Advani had in 1998 spoken about an all-purpose national ID in Rajya Sabha. (Also read: Paying Price For Honest Politics, Says Shatrughan Sinha After BMC Demolishes Part of His House)
This led to Chowdhury bursting into loud laughter. Naidu had disapproved of the behaviour but Modi asked him not to stop Chowdhury. (Also read: BJP Looking Desperate in ‘Own’ State Gujarat: Shatrughan Sinha’s Latest Dig at PM Modi)
“Sabhapati ji meri aapse vinti hai Renuka ji ko kuch mat kahiye. Ramayan serial ke baad aisi hansi sunne ka saubhagya aaj jaake mila hai (I request you not to say anything to Renuka ji. After the Ramayan serial, we got the privilege of hearing this kind of laughter only today,” he had said, to the amusement of top BJP leaders and other ministers sitting around him.