Bhopal: BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is known for making highly provocative statements, has now compared his party MP and actor Shatrughan Sinha with 'dog' and said his political identity is only because of his party.
Vijayvargiya had recently grabbed headlines for attacking Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for the latter's remarks on alleged growing intolerance in the country.
Rejecting Sinha's suggestions regarding BJP's electoral drubbing in Bihar, Vijayvargiya said, "Shatrughan Sinha's identity is because of BJP. The party is not identified because of Shatrughan Sinha."
According to CNN-IBN, the BJP leader went on to say, "Dog runs after car and he thinks that the car is moving because of him...party doesn't run with a single person's efforts."
Vijayvargiya also cautioned Sinha to "take care of his discipline" and said that it is the duty of every BJP worker to give something to the party.
The sharp reactions from Vijayvargiya came hours after Sinha met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna.
Reacting to Vijayvargiya's attack on him, Sinha said Bihar has ''given the mandate and the dogs can keep barking.''
Showering praise on Nitish Kumar after meeting him, Sinha had said, "Nitish Kumar is the tallest leader in Bihar." The BJP leader added that Nitish would be "a strong Chief Minister".
Talking about the reports of the BJP leadership being unhappy with him, Sinha said that he cannot stop the BJP if the party wants to take action against him. He further claimed, "I did not act against the party in any way."
The BJP leader later met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose party has emerged as the single largest party in the Bihar polls.
Earlier, reports said that Sinha's meeting with Nitish Kumar did not go down well with the party, and the party was also unhappy with the BJP MP's continuous statements against the party.