Shatrughan Sinha disagrees with BJP ‘jungle raj’ barb at new Nitish govt

"Negative politics never work. I do not appreciate practice of negative politics," Sinha said.

By: PTI | Patna | Updated: January 15, 2016 5:50 pm
BJP Shatrughan Sinha at the Parliament house in New Delhi on Monday. Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey. 10.08.2015. BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha at the Parliament house in New Delhi (Source: Express file photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Dismissing BJP’s charge of return of ‘Jungle Raj’ in Bihar over killing of engineers for extortion in the state, disgruntled party leader Shatrughan Sinha said performance of a government could not be judged in a short period of time.

When asked about BJP and its allies’ ‘jungle raj’ barb on the ruling coalition, the Patna Sahib MP today said it was “no way to judge performance of a government in such a short period of time.”

“Even the honeymoon period of the new government in Bihar is not yet over,” Sinha said about the JD(U), RJD and Congress alliance government in the state which is less than two months old.

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“What is happening in Delhi or for that matter Maharashtra (where BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government is in power),” asked Sinha, who had kept himself off from recent Bihar elections campaign to protest “conspiracy” of a few state leaders against him.

“Negative politics never work. I do not appreciate practice of negative politics,” Sinha said.

Earlier, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and others citing Darbhanga murder of two engineers and a few other cases of crime in Vaishali and elsewhere had raised the slogan of “jungle raj-2”. Union Minister and LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan had also sharpened attack on law and order situation in Bihar.

The Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi has even threatened to launch an agitation against the alleged spiralling crime graph.

The actor-turned BJP leader, whose comment on many occasions left the party embarrassed during the recent Bihar poll, regret ted that “a serious introspection of the defeat has not yet been made.”

“Without diagnosis of the problem, how can we move ahead with strength,” said Sinha, second term Lok Sabha MP who earlier served as cabinet minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.