"People ask me why I have not been included in Narendra Modi cabinet despite having seniority, experience and popularity, but I have no answer," Sinha told reporters. "Perhaps they (Prime Minister and Central leadership) can answer this," he added and hoped his non-inclusion was not because of some 'ill feeling'.

"For the past one year I have been introspecting... Hopefully four more years of the government is left and 'achche din' might come for me too," Sinha, who served as Union Health Minister and later as Shipping Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government cited. Asked about his role in the crucial assembly election to be held later this year, Sinha popularly known as 'Bihari Babu' asserted "Its for the (BJP) central leadership to fix my role befitting my stature and experience."

On the prospect of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad joining hands, Sinha cited though he has no idea whether their merger or alliance would be formalised "but the coming together of two tried and tested leaders would pose tough challenge for us (BJP)." Considering the fact that political challenge was serious, BJP leaders should rise above 'choti-choti baatein' (petty issues)," he said.

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