Beleaguered BJP behemoth Shatrughan Sinha has made peace with his party bosses who objected to his objections to Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate. But Shatrughan Sinha stands against the vilification of Prof Amartya Sen and daughter Nandana Sen for Prof Sen's firm stand against Mr Modi's prime ministerial ambitions.
Reacting sharply to a Facebook page-entry allegedly belonging to the Gujarat wing of the BJP that displayed a semi-nude picture of a woman whom they (the alleged BJP representatives) claim to be Prof Amartya Sen's daughter Nandana, Shatruji says, "Yeh bahot ghalat hai. Whoever is responsible for this must apologize to both Prof Sen and his daughter. I've said this before and I say it again. Prof Sen is a globally revered economist. No one has the right to target him or his family, and to ask him to return the Bharat Ratna except Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji who gave it to him. And Atalji would never do such a thing."
Shatruji says matters between and his party's leadership are duly sorted out. "I am with the part on whoever it chooses as its prime ministerial candidate. As for the suggestion that Nitish Kumar could be the Prime Minister, I say anyone can be a candidate for prime ministership."