Former Minister Yashwant Sinha formally quits BJP

Former Minister Yashwant Sinha formally quits BJP
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Srinagar: Disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Saturday announced his resignation from the party and electoral politics saying that he is not happy with the current leadership of the party and the direction in which the Indian politics is headed at the moment.
Sinha highlighted several issues with the current government at the Centre and the BJP leadership, including the current Parliament logjam and media censorship while justifying his decision to resign from the party.
Addressing a gathering on the first meeting of Rashtra Manch, which he launched in February to highlight farmer’s issues and unemployment, Sinha said, “Democracy is under threat. I won’t sit tight when there is a crisis in the country,” he added.
“I end all my ties with the BJP,” said the former Union minister, who held the portfolios of finance ministry and external affairs ministry, adding, “I will not have any ties to party politics. I will not become a member of any other party.”
The senior BJP leadership has had a tumultuous relationship with the current BJP leadership including party president Amit Shah and prime minister Narendra Modi.
(Courtesy: Firstpost)