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BJP red-faced over Shatrughan's praise of Nitish

 The BJP appears to be shell-shocked after its actor-turned-MP Shatrughan Sinha called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar the country`s best chief minister.



Patna: The BJP appears to be shell-shocked after its actor-turned-MP Shatrughan Sinha called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar the country`s best chief minister.

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders here admitted privately that Sinha`s statement of Saturday was "a big embarrassment" for their party, more so since his praised came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted Nitish Kumar.

A senior BJP leader, Sinha represents the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat.

"The way Shatrughanji lauded Nitish only hours after the prime minister attacked him in Muzaffarpur is an embarrassment," a senior BJP leader said.

Addressing a public rally on Saturday, Modi said Nitish Kumar had strangled Bihar`s development by ending his party`s alliance with the BJP and joining hands with the RJD.

Sinha visited Nitish Kumar Saturday night and later described the chief minister as a "guardian of the state".

In the past too, Sinha has praised Nitish Kumar as a nice human and as a man of principles. 

From Zee News

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