RK Singh and Shatrughan Sinha, Lok Sabha MPs from Ara and Patna Saheb respectively, are not the only Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmakers to have embarrassed the party.
Chhedi Paswan, who in the May 2014 poll defeated the then Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar (Congress) to win the Sasaram seat, was another member of parliament (MP) to do so.
Upset over the denial of ticket to son Ravi Paswan, Chhedi said, “If BJP MP CP Thakur’s son Vivek Thakur can be given a ticket then why not my son?”
Since then, his son has jumped ship and will be contesting on a Samajwadi Party ticket.
Earlier, Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad had alleged that senior leader and finance minister Arun Jaitley is responsile for Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violations during the second IPL season.
He also tweeted that there was an “asteen ka saanp” (snake) in the BJP that had conspired to leak information about external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her family’s association with Lalit Modi.
BJP Buxar MP Ashwini Chaubey did his party a disservice when he allegedly described Congress chief Sonia Gandhi as Putana, a mythical demonic character who was sent to poison Lord Krishna.
In April this year, Union minister Giriraj Singh was widely criticised for his remark that due to the Congress president’s “white skin”, she was accepted as a party leader. He later apologised when BJP president Amit Shah chided him.
BJP’s Gaya MP Hari Manjhi embarrassed his party when a newspaper report mentioned that he described the party as “Baura Jayewala Party” (party going berserk) during a casual chit-chat.
Even as BJP MP Thakur advised restraint for such people, RK Singh last month alleged that tickets were being sold to criminals.