Shatrughan Sinha takes dig at Centre for spiralling pulses' price

Patna: Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Friday expressed concern at the spiralling price of pulses and asked the Centre to take urgent steps to contain it.

The spike in Dal prices has come soon after onion prices had brought tears in the eyes of the people in recent past, the actor-politician said.

"Dal prices touch Rs 200. Urgent steps required by Centre to contain this! We have seen the tears that onion prices have brought in the past," Sinha, a BJP Lok Sabha MP from Patna Sahib and a former Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, said in a series of tweets.

Referring to the Bihar Assembly polls, the BJP leader left everybody guessing on who he favoured to win the polls by saying that let those win who can propel the state on road to progress.

"I pray that the election results are also in favour of those that will propel our Bihar on the road of true progress," the 69 year-old Bollywood star said.

"This is a festival that celebrates the victory of Good over Evil, Right over Wrong, Truth over Falsehood and Humility over Arrogance," he said.

"Happy to be back...after a break. Best wishes to all, specially fellow Biharis, in this auspicious festive season, from their own Bihari Babu," the veteran actor said in another tweet to his supporters. It may be mentioned that Sinha has been blowing hot and cold with the BJP leadership since he was elected to the Lok Sabha for second term last year.

Apparently ignored by the BJP leadership in Bihar Assembly polls, he had met both the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on a couple of occasions few months ago.

The BJP too had not utilised his service to woo the voters in Bihar despite naming him in the list of 40 star campaigners which was sent to the Election Commission before commencement of the poll process.

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