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Patna: The BJP appears to be shell-shocked after its actor-turned-MP Shatrughan Sinha called Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar the country’s best chief minister. 1280px-Shatrughan_Sinha_00451

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders here admitted privately that Sinha’s statement of Saturday was “a big embarrassment” for their party, more so since his praised came hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted Nitish Kumar.

A senior BJP leader, Sinha represents the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat.

“The way Shatrughan ji lauded Nitish only hours after the prime minister attacked him in Muzaffarpur is an embarrassment,” a senior BJP leader said.

Addressing a public rally on Saturday, Modi said Nitish Kumar had strangled Bihar’s development by ending his party’s alliance with the BJP and joining hands with the RJD.

Sinha visited Nitish Kumar Saturday night and later described the chief minister as a “guardian of the state”.

In the past too, Sinha has praised Nitish Kumar as a nice human and as a man of principles.

(IANS)

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As A Mark of Respect To Karunanidhi, Parliament Gets Adjourned

"In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death."

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Parliament Gets Adjourned As A sign Of Respect (Wikimedia Commons)

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day without transacting any business on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi who died in Chennai on Tuesday.

The presiding officers of the two Houses made obituary references and paid homage to the 94-year-old political stalwart.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described him as a visionary and a true leader of the masses and said his death “is an irreparable loss to the country and marks the end of an era”.

The members stood in silence for a short while.

A 2 Minute Silence Was Observed For Him. Flickr
A 2 Minute Silence Was Observed For M. Karunanidhi, After His Passing On Tuedsay. Flickr

In the obituary reference, Mahajan said Karunanidhi, an astute administrator, in his “long and illustrious political career” showcased his “admirable leadership qualities and worked relentlessly for the cause of the people, particularly the marginalised and the downtrodden sections of the society.

“A multifaceted persona, Karunanidhi rose to become the most celebrated screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, using the cinematic medium to deliver his political ideas to the masses. The 1952 box office hit ‘Parasakthi’, in particular, was a turning point both in Tamil cinema and for Karunanidhi,” she said.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said Karunanidhi was actively engaged in social and public life.

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“In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death,” Naidu said.

The House observed two minutes of silence before adjourning for the day. (IANS)

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