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JD(U) invites Shatrughan Sinha to join party

IANS  Patna, August 05, 2013
First Published: 01:53 IST(5/8/2013) | Last Updated: 01:55 IST(5/8/2013)

Bihar's ruling Janata Dal United on Sunday invited BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha to join the party, a day after his BJP asked him to show restraint while praising chief minister Nitish Kumar as it was "harming the party's interest."

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JD(U) spokesperson Sanjay Singh said that JD(U)'s door is always open for Sinha.

"He can join the JD(U) any time, we will welcome him in our fold," he told media persons in Patna.

Sinha, who is MP from Patna Saheb in Bihar, last Tuesday said that Nitish Kumar is a real prime minister material and praised him.

Unhappy over his statement in public in support of Nitish Kumar, BJP's top leadership has  asked him not to praise Nitish Kumar or speak about Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in a manner that raises eyebrows in the party.

Modi is the chief of campaign committee of Bharatiya Janata Party for the 2014 elections, while Nitish Kumar's JD(U) has snapped its ties with the BJP.


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