Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who had opposed Narendra Modi's elevation as the NDA prime ministerial candidate, has had a change of heart just months before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections next year.
Sinha said on Tuesday that nobody could stop the Gujarat chief minister Modi from winning the PM race.
The 67-year-old BJP leader will be sharing the dais with Modi at his mega Hunkar rally to be held at Gandhi maidan in Patna on 27 October.
In June, the Bollywood actor had supported BJP veteran LK Advani in boycotting the party conclave in Goa, where the party had announced Modi's promotion to manage BJP's campaign for the upcoming 2014 elections. Modi was crowned as the election campaign chief.
On Monday, Sinha had downplayed the absence of party patriarch Advani from the Patna rally saying, "Everybody is together in the party ... Not only Advaniji, many other BJP leaders will also not come to Patna for the Hoonkar rally on October 27 because of prior engagements."
Moreover, he assured reporters that since Modi had been selected by the BJP Parliamentary Board it was a command that Sinha had to abide by and was 'fully' with it.
Sinha is currently a Lok Sabha MP representing the constituency of Patna Sahib in Bihar capital Patna.
Under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sinha was made a cabinet minister and assigned department of Health and Family Welfare (2003-2004).
Recently, Advani had visited Modi's home soil and announced in front of BJP supporters that he'd be elated if Modi becomes the next Prime Minister of India
It seems that all tides have turned in favour of Modi within the BJP for upcoming polls, expected to be held in May next year.
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