Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who left the BJP and will be joining the Congress, has in a series of hard-hitting tweets fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi , charging him with “wasting” money on hiring a “choreographed crowd” that chanted his name “before, during and after” speeches which lacked “content and depth”.
Sinha, would be seeking re-election from Patna Sahib on a Congress ticket, also accused Modi of “arrogance” and “EVM misuse” and advised him to “go for a real press conference” and take questions from journalists “who cannot be bought and can question you in the larger interest of the nation”.
Honble outgoing Sirji. Why are you wasting so much money on different channels and on the paid and choreographed crowd who chant your name at any given time – during, before & after your speeches on the signal of the conductors.
Your rhetorics/speeches lack content and depth
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 2, 2019
“Honourable outgoing Sirji. Why are you wasting so much money on different channels and on the paid and choreographed crowd who chant your name at any given time – during, before and after your speeches on the signal of the conductors. Your speeches lack content and depth these days and have gone to the extent of becoming highly repetitive and irritating,” Sinha tweeted.
“Sirji, I still remain your well-wisher despite your EVM misuse and in spite of all your arrogance. My humble suggestion for you at this eleventh hour would be to become straight and go straight. Don’t hire or go for paid channels. Instead go for a real and genuine Press Conference with people who cannot be bought, who can question you in the larger interest of the nation,” he said in another tweet.
Sir. Your addressing 500 joints at the same point could have been desirable but for its hollow content and disappointing atmosphere. The public were made to ask questions well rehearsed & suitable to you and your people and your words left no impact at all. Sir wake up!
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) April 3, 2019
“Go for the press who are not sycophants and cannot be silenced by money and muscle power — instead of going for a conducted tour, well-rehearsed, well-practised, choreographed slogan chanting and with people of press of the choice of the one man show and two man army,” Sinha said in yet another tweet.
“Your addresses right from London were conducted and choreographed, where you abused doctors and had your own conducted questions put by your own paid anchor, well known till recently,” he said in his final tweet of the day, referring to a question-answer session at Westminster compered by Bollywood lyricist Prasoon Joshi — said to be a BJP supporter — wherein Modi’s comment about Indian doctors visiting abroad on tours sponsored by pharma companies had evoked strong condemnation from the medical fraternity back home