Ni­tish is PM ma­te­rial, says Shatrughan

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Ac­tor­politi­cian Shatrughan Sinha on Tues­day dubbed Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Kumar as "Prime Min­is­te­rial ma­te­rial" and said that he wanted to build bridges be­tween the for­mer part­ners BJP and the JD-U.

AC­TOR- POLITI­CIAN Shatrughan Sinha to­day dubbed Bi­har Chief Min­is­ter Ni­tish Kumar as "Prime Min­is­te­rial ma­te­rial" and said that he wanted to build bridges be­tween the for­mer part­ners BJP and the JD(U).

"Ni­tish Kumar is PM ma­te­rial. He is among the se­lect few good and suc­cess­ful chief min­is­ters in the coun­try to­day," Sinha, the BJP Lok Sabha mem­ber from Patna Sa­heb, told re­porters at the Jaiprakash Narayan Air­port here.

Sinha clar­i­fied that he was say­ing so as Kumar was among many lead­ers qual­i­fied for the post.

"At the end of the day one can be­come PM only af­ter be­ing cho­sen by the party and num­bers in the elec­tions," he said.

He also said that on the ba­sis of his good per­sonal rap­port with Kumar, he would try to build bridges be­tween the NDA and JD(U).

Sinha, who served as Union cabi­net min­is­ter in the Atal Bi­hari Va­j­pay­eeled NDA govern­ment, said he was not in favour of the BJP bay­ing for Kumar's blood and call­ing the break up with JD(U) a be­trayal.

"One should not burn all bridges as pol­i­tics is art of pos­si­bil­ity and flex­i­bil­ity," the BJP MP later told PTI.

"If we are not to­gether to­day it does not mean we can­not be to­gether to­mor­row also," he said.

He said he en­joyed a broth­erly re­la­tion­ship with the state chief min­is­ter who also re­garded him with great re­spect.

Sinha, who has been sulk­ing af­ter be­ing de­nied a place in new elec­tion team of Naren­dra Modi, also praised Kumar for his de­vel­op­ment work in the state.

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