Taking an about-turn from the earlier position former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP in-charge for Bihar election, Devendra Fadnavis, on Friday said that the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, is not a poll issue for his party. While talking to journalists after the inauguration of his party’s Media Centre in Patna he said that Sushant was the son of Bihar and of the country.
His death really raised suspicion and his party only wanted free and fair investigation into the matter. Fadnavis was critical of the way Kangana Ranaut was mistreated by the Maharashtra government, but at the same time justified the media campaign on the issue of Sushant stating that this had helped proper investigation into the matter.
Fadnavis conceded that the present government in Bihar had been facing stiff challenges because of Corona virus yet hoped that it would return to power as the people are making comparison with the 15-year rule of Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi. He elaborated the number of measures the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar had taken to overcome the present challenges.
Fadnavis sounded a bit defensive on the issue of both BJP and Janata Dal United’s stand of making the death of Sushant an election issue. Both these parties have gone on record to state that it was not the case of suicide but murder of the Bihar-born actor.
Earlier, Sushant Singh Rajput’s posters and banners in Bihar, put up by BJP workers, have provoked an opposition outcry with the Congress alleging that the actor’s name was being dragged into politics for electoral gains, NDTV reported.