Congress is party of Gandhi, Patel and Jinnah: Shatru

Congress is party of Gandhi, Patel and Jinnah: Shatru

Shatrughan Sinha. PTI File photo

In an apparent gaffe, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha described the Congress as a party of, among other stalwarts, Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah here Friday night.

Sinha, who joined the Congress recently, said this during a rally.

Telling the audience why he joined the Congress after quitting the BJP, he said, "This Congress Parivar (family) was the party of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira, Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

"Their role in the nation's development, progress and in achieving independence was vital.

"That is why I have come here (joined the Congress)," he said, adding that he will not leave the party.