New Delhi, July 26: Senior BJP leader and MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday clarified that his meeting with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar was personal and reiterated that it shouldn't be given a political angle.
"I have good personal relations with Nitish Ji, wasn't the first time I was having tea with him. This meeting was a personal one but has nothing to do with politics," said Sinha.
The veteran Bollywood actor also dashed the speculations if he has plans to quit BJP and join rival JD(U) ahead of Bihar assembly polls.
"I joined the BJP when the party had just 2 seats in the Parliament and will always be a part of it. BJP will be my first and last political party," added Sinha. [Shatrughan meets Nitish Kumar, says he is 'guardian' of Bihar]
On the issue of his praising Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Sinha said there is nothing wrong in praising anybody. And being a Bihari he has all the rights to praise his state's CM.
"If I will not praise my state's CM then who'll? I have this much maturity and years of experience, that I can never make any statement that will harm my party," Sinha added.
Tareef karna buri baat nhi,Mai Bihari Babu,mai Bihar ka, mai apne CM ki tareef nhi karunmga to kya kisi aur ke CM ki tareef karunga? S Sinha— ANI (@ANI_news) July 26, 2015
Sinha on Saturday met Nitish Kumar and described him as "guardian of the state", generating speculation in political circles which he downplayed.
The meeting between the veteran Bollywood actor and Kumar at the CM's residence took place not long after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state.
"No politics should be seen in the meeting. It is well known that we are old friends and respect each other. Even Prime Minister today said there should be no untouchability in politics," he said.