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.