Yashwant Sinha Quits BJP, Says "Taking Sanyas From Party Politics"

Cornelia Mascio
Aprile 21, 2018

"I am taking sanyas (retirement) from any kind of party politics", the 80-year-old BJP veteran announced during a meeting of his organization Rashtra Manch in Patna this afternoon.

Earlier in February this year, Sinha said he would not quit BJP but challenged the party to "throw him out".

"I'm breaking all my relations with BJP now and I'll not take any position in the future". He will launch a countrywide campaign to save the democracy, Yashwant Sinha added.

He alleged that the government was happy that Parliament was not functioning because there was a no-confidence motion against it. "Let the party throw me out if it wants", Sinha said.

Attacking the Narendra Modi led-NDA government, the senior leader said that the democracy of the country is under threat.

Sinha had joined BJP in the 1990s after a brief stint with the then Janata Dal. The government is not concerned about this issue. Sinha, who was finance minister and external affairs minister in the Vajpayee government, had formed "Rashtra Manch" on January 30, saying that it will be an apolitical forum and highlight "anti-people" policies of the Centre.

On Wednesday, Sinha had declined to share details of the event, saying he will disclose it on Saturday.

"It will be a political announcement", said the former Union minister. "We were told that the Opposition should be given the opportunity to raise whichever issue they want", Sinha said.

Sinha had quit electoral politics in 2014.

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