‘Charan Singh awarded Bharat Ratna for alliance with Jayant Chaudhary’, slams Sanjay Raut

Rumours abuzz that RLD will be joining NDA

Sanjay Raut Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut | PTI

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut slammed the Centre for using India’s highest civilian award for political benefits. He charged that Bharat Ratna was conferred on five persons this year for political gains.

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP told presspersons, “Bharat Ratna is given after seeing the political benefits of it. The law is that in a year only three people can be awarded with Bharat Ratna, but, five people have been given (this year). All this is being done for political benefits. Former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh is being awarded Bharat Ratna because they want Jayant Chaudhary to join their party."

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary welcomed the Centre’s decision to confer Bharat Ratna on former prime minister and his grandfather Charan Singh. RLD, which is currently part of the INDIA bloc spoke praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Parliament on Saturday. “I am indebted. Only a government which is rooted to ground realities understands the voices from the ground and strengthens them, can honour 'Dhartiputra' Charan Singh with Bharat Ratna," Chaudhary said in Parliament. 

Hinting RLD will be joining NDA, Chaudhary told ANI, “After it was announced that Bharat Ratna will be given (to Chaudhary Charan Singh), my emotions were attached. What will be our next steps and how we will be contesting the elections- these questions will be answered at that time."


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