Congress’s Shatrughan Sinha lavished praise on party President Sonia Gandhi today, on the occasion of her 73rd birthday, calling her a “gracious… woman of substance” whose “enormous” contributions had “inspired many”. The former BJP MP, who quit the party before the Lok Sabha election earlier this year, was similarly effusive in his praise of Ms Gandhi’s children – Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra – describing Mr Gandhi as “energetic” and Ms Gandhi Vadra as “bold, beautiful and intelligent”.
In his tweet, posted at 3.10 pm, Mr Sinha extended birthday wishes for Sonia Gandhi from his entire family and accompanied the message with a dramatic family portrait.
“Warm birthday wishes from the #Sinhafamily for the woman of substance, courageous, gracious President #Congress, #SoniaGandhi. Her contributions have been enormous & have inspired many,” Shatrughan Sinha, who unsuccessfully contested Bihar’s Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat against the BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad, said.