Running BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha from Bihar’s Patna Sahib seat in India is set to join the Congress on Thursday.
The Rebel BJP MP is known for his sharp criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party. The development comes after BJP decided to field Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the seat.
In 2014, Sinha had won on a BJP ticket but subsequently had a fallout with the leadership after he was left out of the cabinet. Ever since then, he has been a vocal critic of the party’s policies and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.
A few days back, Sinha had hinted he would not be working under Narendra Modi anymore, tweeting an Urdu verse that implied the Prime Minister may not have a dearth of admirers but the dissident BJP leader would not be one of them.
“Mohabbat karne wale kam na honge, teri mehfil mein lekin ham na honge (you may perhaps have no dearth of admirers, but I would not be among them),” the Patna Sahib MP had tweeted.