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.

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    Amit
    Jan 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm
    Bihar is the part of india and if Bihar has jungle raj than it is same for india. Central gov. Has to stop the blaming game and try to help them to solve the problem.
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      Sirius
      Jan 15, 2016 at 2:08 pm
      His utterance to this unsolicited question indicates his increasing desperation at being ignored . BJP should keep ignoring him . Soon press will also start ignoring him . His autobiography is a wash-out, his attempts at sponsoring interviews is coming to naught ...
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        Jim
        Jan 15, 2016 at 2:20 pm
        ek zamana thaa jab sulkigan chillaata thaa aur produces paisa deta thaa aaj ye aalam hain sulkingan bhaukta hain aur koi "khamosh" bhi nahi boltaa
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          George
          Jan 15, 2016 at 2:01 pm
          He is another foolish and disgruntled politician. His performance as minister under Vajpayee government was pathetic. Giving a seat to him as an BJP mp itself was a gift. These Biharis have only ego and otherwise they are corrupt zeros
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            Pat
            Jan 19, 2016 at 6:01 pm
            Idol mind is a devils workshop
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              Deepak
              Jan 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm
              Why is he not being thrown out from bjp? Please rid him of his misery. While Modi and his ministers work 16-18 hrs a day he only sees virtue in others then be a man and leave Bjp.
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                Dinesh Singh
                Jan 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                BJP has failed miserably. They dont have anything to show for themselves. so they are busy blaming others and spreading lies. currently they are busy in fomenting riots in UP.
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                  drywpande@yahoo
                  Jan 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm
                  Is anybody expecting him to agree with BJP ?
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                    ashok kumar
                    Jan 15, 2016 at 4:16 pm
                    shatru sinha wanted to be a Minister in central govt but ignored and now he is coming with these baseless comments. His acting career is over and only he has sonakshi to cheer. He is mentally sick . Bihar is a sick state and will remain sick for ever. Sub sahara Africa has a higher per capita income than Bihar. They have these yadavs,kurmis and muslims(all incompetants) to loot the state.The corrupt babus and lalu family are champion of poor and will loot the state to keep it poor just like Indira hi and her family did for India. So let us pray for Bihar.
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                      ProudIndian
                      Jan 15, 2016 at 12:22 pm
                      why this person is still in BJP..he should join JDU or congress
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                        Jameel Hasan
                        Jan 15, 2016 at 12:55 pm
                        Any problem in Bihar is under jungle raj. But if happens at other place it is only lawand order issue. Why this double standard of Bhakts?
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                          jayaram reddi
                          Jan 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm
                          BJP seems to be the most tolerant party in India. Otherwise, this Sinha should have been thrown out of the party for his behavior.
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                            Lovely
                            Jan 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm
                            Jameel sir, please look at Bihar both theory and practical ground realities. Please visit other states you will know the difference.I was in Bihar for 3 years, I know what is what , people are very hard working and intelligent but look at the type of leaders ( barring Nittu).Biharis do not deserve such leaders.
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                              Lovely
                              Jan 15, 2016 at 1:56 pm
                              You mean to say before BJP there were NO riots.? Look at the history of UP, then you will know.
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                                KK.
                                Jan 15, 2016 at 1:25 pm
                                Why so much importance to what he says. He speaks irrevevelent.
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                                  Niladrinath Mohanty
                                  Jan 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm
                                  Jungle raj is not limited to law and order alone. There are so many other parameters to evaluate the administration. Let me give an example. An ex- colleague's son( who is from Bhubaneswar) is getting married to a girl from Patna in a fortnight's time. Necessarily this gentleman had to go to Patna and he told me that the roads in Patna(capital city of Bihar) are very bad. His would be sambandhi lives near Patna airport and he told me that the airport is perhaps the worst in India. Another relation of mine who was senior officer in the Indian Revenue Service and retired not very long ago had his last posting in Patna. He told that out of his several postings in India Patna was the worst. Earlier when I was working I had occasions to travel on Bihar roads in 1980s. Frankly there were no roads in Bihar then, just some alignments. Now let Shatrughan Sinha defend Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav andCo. I of course accept that it is not all Nitish Kumar's doing.
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                                    anantha
                                    Jan 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm
                                    Shatrugan Sinha is a MOTOR MOUTH and no one takes his comment serously. In any case Bihar it is JUNGLE RAJ and it is proven and so is WEST BENGAL. Sinha you are saying is GRAPES ARE SOUR and no one bothers you in the party. You should join Congress and be a slave of Sonia hi and Papu
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                                      s s nair
                                      Jan 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm
                                      If BJP has to survive they should speak about jungle raj not only in Bihar but elsewhere against non-BJP govts. How long they can encash on development agenda.
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                                        s s nair
                                        Jan 15, 2016 at 3:58 pm
                                        The trouble for the people of India is that not that there are less development in certain states, but no one can speak on Narendra Modi. But they can talk lots about other leaders in India. Modi can hug Nawaz Sharif, he can wish him on birth day Modi can do anything, no one should utter a word. Even media is bending backwards to congratulate him even after the Pathankot fiasco. Nitish Kumar is not the only target. See the governments of other parties.
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                                          SHREEKUMAR
                                          Jan 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm
                                          HE IS PROTECTING LALU PRASAD YADAV.YES GUNDA RAJ IS THERE AS LONG AS LALU ALIVE IN BIHAR.THIS SHATRU IS ACTING LIKE THE REAL SHATRU OF BJP SINCE THE ELECTION DECLARED IN BIHAR.IT SEEMS BJP NOT CONSIDERED HIM AS THE CM CANDIDATE AND NOT OFFERED A EMBLY SEAT THERE.ALTHOUGH HE IS A BIHARI HE DOSE'NT HAVE CONSTANT RELATION WITH BIHAR POLITICS.HE IS NOT THE POLICY MAKER OF BJP AND PARTY SHOULD BE TAKEN ACTION AGAINST THIS OUTSPOKEN MAN.DURING THE CAMPAIGN ALSO HE BIASED WITH NITISH/LALU.AT LEAST PARTY SHOULD HAVE A WORD WITH THIS CINEMA MAN
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                                            Citizen
                                            Jan 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm
                                            People wearing blinkers/gles see only what they want one nothing else.. Jaihind
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