Senior leader Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, takes 'sanyas' from party politics

  • Senior leader Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, takes 'sanyas' from party politics

Senior leader Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, takes 'sanyas' from party politics

Not entirely unexpected, the former union minister Yashwant Sinha has quit the BJP.

Sinha said that democratic institutions are being undermined under the NDA regime and vowed to work for the protection of democracy in India.

Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday quit the saffron party, saying that he was doing this to save democracy, which he said was "under threat".

"I end all my ties with the BJP", Sinha reportedly said at an event with Opposition parties in Patna.

The Veteran BJP leader lamented that when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the PM, they were told that the Parliament should function at all cost. It may be noted that the minister in an earlier interview has expressed his dissatisfaction with the economic policies of the government. "I will fight for democracy".

Aaj se mera BJP ke saath rishta samapt ho gaya. Main apna sambandh viched kar raha hun BJP se. "I say this with full responsibility that the Indian government did not let the house run", added Sinha.

Sinha along with sulking BJP MP Satrughan Sinha, Congress leader Renuka Choudhary and Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh attended the meeting of Rashtra Manch.

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

The event has been called under the banner of "Rashtra Manch", a platform started by the former union minister and Shatrughan Sinha.