New Delhi: A war of words has broken out in the Bharatiya Janata Party after Bihar Assembly elections debacle as Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday hit back at senior leader Kailash Vijayvargiya over his dog remark.
Sinha tweeted, "People want my reaction to Vijayvargiya's remark. My reaction to small or big flies in any party is "Haathi chale Bihar,....bhaunken hazaar".
People want my reaction to Vijayvargiya's remark. My reaction to small or big flies in any party is "Haathi chale Bihar,....bhaunken hazaar"— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) November 9, 2015
On Monday, Vijayvargiya fired a fresh salvo targeting Sinha and said, "Shatrughan Sinha's identity is because of BJP. The party is not identified because of Shatrughan Sinha."
Disapproving of Sinha's recent remarks criticising the functioning of the BJP and its strategy in Bihar Assembly elections, Vijayvargiya added, "Dog runs after car and he thinks that the car is moving because of him...party doesn't run with a single person's efforts."
Cautioning his party colleague Sinha to "take care of his discipline", Vijayvargiya said that the it is the duty of the members to give something to the party.
While Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cautioned party leaders against using such language, Opposition has slammed Vijayvargiya for his remarks.
Condemning the remark, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said, "BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijavargiya has compared Shatrughan Sinha with a DOG. Strongly condemn it."
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijavargiya has compared Shatrughan Sinha with a DOG. Strongly condemn it.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) November 10, 2015
कैलाश जी आप को क्या हो गया है ? आजकल अमित शाह ने आप को गाली देने की ज़िम्मेदारी सौंपी है क्या ?— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) November 10, 2015
Backing Digvijaya Singh, National Congress Party leader Majeed Memon said, "This kind of statement is uncalled for and unfortunate. On one hand we see Arun Jaitley who attributes defeat in Bihar to bad mouth, now this bad mouth thing is continuing. This is yet another example of sheer intolerance and arrogance."
Vijayvargiya's remarks came after Sinha met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna after their astounding victory in Bihar polls.
Showering praise on Nitish Kumar after meeting him, Sinha had said, "Nitish Kumar is the tallest leader in Bihar." The BJP leader added that Nitish would be "a strong Chief Minister".
Talking about the reports of the BJP leadership being unhappy with him, Sinha said that he cannot stop the BJP if the party wants to take action against him. He further claimed, "I did not act against the party in any way."
Earlier, reports said that Sinha's meeting with Nitish Kumar did not go down well with the party, and the party was also unhappy with the BJP MP's continuous statements against the party.