Shatrughan Sinha registers a historic win from Asansol, here's a look at Bihari babu's political journey
Shatrughan Sinha won the seat by a margin of over 2 lakh votes.
Shatrughan Sinha started his political career with BJP
Shatrughan Sinha, a popular Bollywood hero of the yesteryears, started his political career with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the early 80s. He had even served as the party's star campaigner during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-LK Advani era. (Photo credits: Twitter/@ShatruganSinha)
Shatrughan Sinha was also a union minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee ministry
Shatrughan Sinha was also a union minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee ministry. The two-term BJP MP from Patna Sahib, however, later walked out of the party over differences with the present leadership and joined Congress. (Photo credits: Twitter/@ShatruganSinha)
Shatrughan Sinha then joined Congress
Shatrughan Sinha, after joining the Congress, entered the poll fray from the Patna Sahib constituency in the 2019 polls.
He, however, lost to former union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. (Photo credits: Twitter/@ShatruganSinha)
The 'Bihari babu' later joined Mamata Banerjee's mega anti-BJP conclave
'Bihari babu', as Shatrughan Sinha is often referred to, then joined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mega anti-BJP conclave before the 2019 parliamentary polls when he was still an MP of the saffron camp. (Photo credits: PTI)
Shatrughan Sinha was named TMC's candidate for bypoll to Asansol parliamentary seat
Shatrughan Sinha was named TMC's candidate for the by-poll to Asansol parliamentary seat by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The Asansol seat was vacated by Babul Supriyo, a former Union minister after he quit the saffron party in 2021 and joined the TMC. (Photo credits: Twitter/@ShatruganSinha)
Shatrughan Sinha has rejected the 'outsider' tag given by his rivals
After being nominated as the TMC candidate from Asansol, Shatrughan Sinha had rejected the 'outsider' tag given by his rivals and asserted that he was 'no less Bengali than any other Bengali'.
Popularly called 'Shotgun' by his fans, Sinha had said that Mamata Banerjee holds the 'future of the country'. (Photo credits: Twitter/@ShatruganSinha)