80-year-old Sinha today said in Patna that he was quitting the BJP and would no longer be a part of party politics.
Months after voicing his concern at the way the BJP-led government was functioning, Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday announced that he is quitting the party. "I am not going to be a member of any other political party", he said.
"Today my heart beats for my country as I strongly feel that democracy is under threat".
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Sinha, who was Finance Minister and External Affairs Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, attended the meeting of the Rashtra Manch along with BJP MP Satrughan Sinha, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Congress leader Renuka Choudhary and AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh. During the launch, Sinha had said: "Everybody in the BJP is living in fear". Sinha even dared the BJP to sack him but that never happened though many party leaders had been wishing he would quit on his own.
Sinha has been publicly opposing the Modi government on several issues like demonetisation, GST, Kashmir issue and farm distress. Yashwant Sinha formed an event named Rashtra Manch on January 30th and leaders, politicians from various political parties joined the event.
"We will launch a revolution together against this danger of democracy". "I can not understand why this same bungalow was allotted to Sushil Kumar Modi when it was still being occupied by me", Yadav, who also faces a number of cases involving acquisition of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income", said. His event will education people nationwide to save democracy. His son Jayant Sinha is minister of state for civil aviation minister. Time and again I said the BJP is my first and last party but if they want to oust me they are free to do but at their own risk. The two had praised her for trying to create an anti-BJP coalition minus the Congress ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He also dismissed the claims made by Prime Minister Modi that it was the opposition which had disrupted Parliament.