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Actor Shatrughan Sinha’s Another Attack On PM Modi:- A yet another attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been launched by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and actor Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday. Sinha, a BJP member of Parliament from Patna, cited a statement made by the latter on Diwali milan.
Targeting the Prime Minister, the actor- politician posted a series of tweets, quoting his statement – “Some of our own people are not on the same page”. To find out why those leaders were not on the same page, what efforts have been made, asked Sinha to PM Modi.
At Diwali Milan, PM @narendramodi stated that “SOME of our own people are not on the same page".My humble submission! Has somebody tried 1>2— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) October 31, 2017
...to find out why “some” of the best intellectuals/experts/ professionals/popular politicians & mass leaders are on a different page..2>3— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) October 31, 2017
The BJP leadership was even urged by Sinha to go for “introspection”. He tweeted, “What sincere efforts are being made by people in power for those “some”? Or is it – just leave them after utilizing.”
Needs introspection - What sincere efforts are being made by people in power for those “some”? Or is it - just leave them after utilizing3>4— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) October 31, 2017
The upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh were also referred by Mr. Sinha. He said that the party should see the “writing on the wall” and “make amends”.
....them - on some pretext or the other??— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) October 31, 2017
It is never too late to make amends - especially in the wake of Gujarat & HP elections...4>5
Seeing the writing on the wall, we must go for damage control soon, ‘sooner the better’... Jai BJP, Jai Hind!!— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) October 31, 2017
The actor had extended his support to much-controversial Tamil film ‘Mersal’, on Monday. Over actor Vijay’s dialogues on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and PM Modi’s ambitious Digital India programme, the movie had been in much debate. The people must support the movie and not remain defensive about the "perfectly legitimate issue", added Mr. Sinha.
"Why are we so defensive about a perfectly legitimate issue that has been raised in the Tamil film regarding healthcare and the GST? As entertainers and actors with powerful voices we have a certain duty towards the public to make them aware of socio-political issues," Sinha said.
He added: "Why is it such a crime if Vijay who is a very powerful Tamil actor, reminds us that the poor in our country desperately need healthcare?"
However, the BJP's official view is not represented by the protestors of the movie, said Sinha.
"Has anyone heard the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) or any of the top leaders commenting on the issue? It is only some elements in our party who are eager to prove that they are more loyal than the others," Sinha said.
"They are the ones jumping in to attack this perfectly harmless and very significant point raised in the film. Instead of attacking Vijay and questioning his credentials we should all take his words seriously and work towards improving healthcare in our country," he added.
Sinha feels there is no harm in pulling up the government for mistakes.
"We should gracefully accept that demonetisation was a mistake. I was one of the first to point it out that it was not right. So many have lost their jobs, all their savings. Likewise perhaps even the GST is not what it was meant to be," he said.
“If so, let’s admit out mistake, let’s roll back. Let’s not be ashamed to say we are sorry. Instead of attacking actors and artistes for drawing attention to anomalies in the workings of our democracy, we should applaud them. Valid criticism must be equally welcome from Amar, Akbar and Anthony,” he added.
Sinha believes that that because of BJP, the film has received a lot hype.
“Thanks to all the noise that was made over a few dialogues in the film by my overzealous party members, the film has attracted much more attention that it would have otherwise. The makers of ‘Mersal’ must be thankful to the BJP,” he concluded.