Luv Sinha, son of former Union Minister Shatrughan Sinha, who is contesting on a Congress ticket from Bankipur Assembly seat in Bihar, said on Sunday that he decided to start a political innings by challenging the saffron party in this stronghold of BJP and proving its ability Have done Love also said that he is not contesting from Bankipur Assembly seat under Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency to avenge his father’s defeat in 2019 general election. He said that he is fighting this election for the welfare of the people of Patna.
Like his father, actor-turned-politician Love said in an interview to PTI-language that since 2014 the BJP has changed. He alleged that now there is not much discussion within the saffron party and now only “orders” are issued.
Asked why he chose Congress only to start his election innings despite the presence of a party like Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar, Love (37) said, “I have not only Congress I have chosen, but the Congress has also chosen me. ”
He said, “Congress noticed the work done by me, even the work done at that time … when I did it during my father’s stay in BJP. I have worked here with my father since 2009. I am convinced that the party (Congress) must have noticed the work done by me in the last elections and that is why they gave me this ticket. ”
Admitting that BJP is contesting elections in this stronghold, Love said, “Should one be afraid to fight for this reason.” I believe in fighting the battle to prove my ability and show my ability to the world. Win or lose, it is not in my hands from anywhere. The public will decide and we have to accept their decision.
He also said that there is an anti-incumbency against incumbent MLA Nitin Nabin. He alleged that the BJP candidate inherited this seat from his father, who was an MLA from Bankipur. Rejecting the speculation of getting a ticket because of his father, Love said that if it was familyism, he would have chosen to contest the Lok Sabha elections and not the assembly elections.
It is noteworthy that Love acted in JP Dutta’s film ‘Paltan’. Bankipur falls under Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency and is considered a BJP stronghold. Shatrughan Sinha was elected to the parliamentary seat on a BJP ticket in 2009 and 2014. However, in the 2019 election, Shatrughan (74) contested on the Congress ticket and in this he had to face defeat from BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad.
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