Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party, accuses PM Modi of ‘killing democracy’

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party, accuses PM Modi of ‘killing democracy’
Yashwant Sinha. -Photo courtesy Business Standard

Calling the Prime Minister a ‘Tughlaq’, Sinha has held the Modi government responsible for the impasse in Parliament during the Budget session

The Hush Post: Yashwant Sinha, senior leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who recently floated an apolitical front to attack the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, has quit the party. The former Union Finance Minister announced on Saturday, “I’m breaking all my relations with BJP now and I’ll not take any position in the future.”

“I’m not going to join any other political party. I’ll set off a strong movement with all my friends and like-minded people in the country to save democracy. Media, too, is being suppressed, under pressure, managed from above. How will the country run in such a situation? My heart beats for the country,” he said.

A report by the Business Standard said that Sinha added: “Democracy is under threat and I won’t sit tight when there is a crisis”. A vocal critic of the BJP in its present form, Sinha blamed the NDA government for the impasse in Parliament during the Budget session. Sinha had announced on Thursday that he would hold an event with Opposition parties in Patna on April 21 and make a “political announcement”.

The former Finance Minister in the Atal Behari government was critical of the central government, expressing his views through public events and newspaper columns. On Saturday, in an open letter to BJP MPs by a daily newspaper, Sinha said, after nearly four years in office, “we seem to have lost our way and the confidence of voters”.

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