Never one to mince words, former BJP politician Shatrughan Sinha has lashed out the Government for not honouring Sonu Sood with a Padma award this Republic day.
Speaking exclusive to this writer Shatruji said, “Bataaiyee aap, Sonu Sood ko honor nahin kiya. Issse dishonourable kya ho sakta hai? The work that Sonu has done with migrants during the lockdown and the work that he continues to do with the needy and the distressed in our country—in our country there’s no dearth of them—is exemplary. If the Government is not honouring and recognizing Sonu’s efforts then the national awards have no relevance.It’s like the great Dilip Kumar not being given a single National award.Shameful.”
Shatruji singles out Sonu for being a real hero. “Our filmi heroes are heroes only on screen. Off screen they are silent spectators watching victims bleeding to death at the roadside. Tamasha dekhne wale hain yeh log. I would say Sonu is not just a hero, he is a super-hero.”