BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Monday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, saying he was personally against the “one-man show and the two-men army”.
Sinha, who is known for his sharp attacks on the ruling BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, said in a democracy “a party is bigger than the individual but nation is bigger than the party”.
“So, whatever I have said and done was in the national interest and certainly not in self interest. So far, I have never asked for any favour, or anything for me,” the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said.
He was speaking at the launch of the book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister, Narendra Modi And His India’, penned by Thiruvananthapuram MP and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
The actor-turned-politician, who has often been critical of the various policies of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, said people of the country needed jobs and better facilities instead of promises and jumlas (rhetoric).
“I am not just talking about Rs 15 lakh. I am not against him (Modi). I am personally against the one-man show and the two-men army. They are running the country. What kind of scene is this,” Sinha added.
Sinha further said that some people had asked him that being an actor, why was he expressing his opinions on demonetisation, GST and other issues.
“If a lawyer can talk on financial issues, without having any experience and knowledge, if a TV actress can become the HRD minister, and a tea-seller, though he never was one but thanks to media propaganda, can reach this height, then why can’t I,” he asked.
The former Union Minister said he had enough experience in the film industry to speak about demonetisation in the national interest.
Sinha said people can decide whether the prime minister was paradoxical or absurd after reading Tharoor’s book.