The Hindu – Yashwant Sinha quits BJP

Not going to join any other political party, the former Union Minister said.

Amarnath Tewary

Patna – Bihar – India, 21 April 2018. Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha broke all ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday. He announced, “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.

Mr Sinha also slammed the present government for influencing the election commission and investigative agencies in the country, at the first convention of his newly floated Rashtriya Manch (National Forum).

Democracy in the country is in danger, he said, while addressing the gathering. He added that his “heart beats for the country.”

Disgruntled BJP leader and party MP from Patna Sahib, Shatrughan Sinha, AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav, RLD leader Jayant Chaudhury and others were also present at the convention.

The convention of Rashtriya Manch was held at Sri Krishna Memorial Hall at Patna. Rashtriya Manch is not a political platform, clarified Mr Sinha.