New Delhi: On Sunday, after the President signed off on the Election Commission's (EC) recommendation to disqualify 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) lawmakers, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha came forward to openly support rival leader Arvind Kejriwal in the matter.
He tweeted a small poem in Hindi that loosely translates to "AAP is everywhere, in every household and in every individuals's thoughts. So AAP does not need to worry about anything," playing on the word AAP that means You in Hindi.
"Politics of vendetta or politics of vested interests just don’t last long. Don’t worry, be happy," he added.
He also meted out inspiring words to the party that currently holds power over the country's capital by saying, " Remember, when the going gets tough the tough get going."
This is not the first time veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has openly spoken against his party and accused the BJP of "politics of vendetta".
During the campaign for the 2017 Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had accused former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to be in lieu with Pakistan in order to win elections, Sinha had accused Modi of the same.
Veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha also tweeted in support of AAP and Arvind Kejriwal.
"President's order disqualifying the 20 AAP MLAs is complete miscarriage of natural justice. No hearing, no waiting for High Court's order. It is Tughluqshahi of the worst order," he said.
Yashwant Sinha has also repeatedly lashed out against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Government over the past one year.