Versatile Bollywood Actor and Politician Shatrughan Sinha ditched BJP and joined Congress party in the presence of party Cheif Rahul Gandhi. He said on his official Twitter handle that his dear friend Lalu Prasad Yadav directed him to leave BJP and to join Congress party.
Painfully….on the way out of BJP….But hopefully in the best direction under the dynamic leadership of my dear friend Lalu Yadav and the desirable, most talked about leader from the Nehru Gandhi family… the true family of nation builders… pic.twitter.com/9HSNhf9F1c
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) March 28, 2019
He entered politics by contesting in a by-election opposite Rajesh Khanna. Sinha said in an interview that his biggest regret in his life was contesting election against his friend Khanna. Khanna won the elections by beating Sinha by 25,000 votes.
Sinha won the “Patna Sahib” Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar during the Indian general elections, 2009. He defeated cinema celebrity, Shekhar Suman. Out of a total of 552,293 votes polled, Sinha received 316,472 votes. He won the seat in the subsequent Indian general elections, 2014, as well.
Sinha is sitting MP for BJP party As he denied ticket from BJP in 2019 elections.
Sinha became a cabinet minister in the Third Vajpayee ministry from the 13th Lok Sabha, holding two portfolios.
Shatrughan Sinha is also acted in Telugu film “Rakta Charitra” as Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao.