Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has announced his exit from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sinha is headed to Congress today.
“It's with a heavy heart and immense pain that I finally bid adieu to my old party, for reasons best known to all of us, on 6th April, which also happens to be the Sansthapna Diwas of BJP. I don't hold any ill will for our people as they were like my family and I was groomed in,” Sinha tweeted.
Sinha said he was hopeful of getting 'opportunities' in the Congress to serve people. "This is a party of great nation builders and luminaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Patel, and many others," he wrote on Twitter.
He also praised Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his 'dynamic' leadership. “Under the present President of Congress the very dynamic, able, tried, tested and successful face of today and tomorrow's India, @RahulGandhi, I hope, wish and pray that I'm heading into a better direction,” he said on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, Sinha expressed gratitude towards veteran BJP leaders and also praised LK Advani as his 'guru' and 'guide'.