Vivid News 24: Shatrughan Sinha, a member of the Trinamool Congress, praised Rahul Gandhi for his “Bharat Jodo Yatra” on Monday and described him as the “frontrunner for the PM position.”The politician-turned-actor claims that Gandhi’s 3,570-kilometer march and Lal Krishna Advani’s “Ram Rath Yatra” in the early 1990s are two of the most significant yatras the nation has recently seen.
However, the former union minister avoided a query on his candidature for Congress by saying, “My answer is Khamosh.” “After this yatra, Rahul Gandhi emerged as a frontrunner and is today a respected leader. He seems very qualified for the position of PM.
“He is currently the front-runner for the role of prime minister in the opposition camp. Numerous individuals have gathered in the thousands to show their support for him. He has proven to be a strong leader. The people view him as a leader,” Sinha said in a phone conversation with PTI.
Sinha has praised Rahul Gandhi and his “Bharat Jodo Yatra” in two public speeches during the previous three months. Sinha gave a positive response when asked if the yatra will aid Congress in garnering support during the next Lok Sabha elections.
“The level of assistance he is getting is unheard of. This excitement would be excellent for the country and the Congress party in particular, even if it just results in 20% of the vote “added Sinha. The TMC MP brought up recent political yatras that L K Advani and Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had organized in Andhra Pradesh.
“We have seen how protracted marches have in the past contributed to votes. We saw L K Advani and Jagan Mohan Reddy’s yatra in Andhra Pradesh. You have witnessed the outcomes of the 2021 assembly elections after Mamata Banerjee was injured during the West Bengal elections and thereafter campaigned in a wheelchair “added he.
Early in the 1980s, Sinha joined the BJP and worked his way up to become the saffron party’s main campaigner under Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani. The Asansol MP made it clear that he is Mamata Banerjee’s staunch sidekick and that he has “complete faith and respect for her leadership” as the nation’s tried-and-true leader.
Though he added that “no opposition party should be critical of any other opposition outfit in its endeavor to put up a battle against the BJP,” Sinha had some advice for party members who had criticized the “Bharat Jodo Yatra.”