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Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says democracy in danger

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha Has Quit The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) On Saturday, Stating That He Will End His Ties With The BJP And Will Not Join Any Political Party Further.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Subhayan Chakraborty | Updated on: 21 Apr 2018, 05:04:21 PM
Yashwant Sinha (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stating that he will end his ties with the BJP and will not join any political party further.

"Today I am taking 'sanyas' from any kind of party politics, today I am ending all ties with the BJP. I will fight for democracy," said Yashwant Sinha in a public function held in Patna.

"The budget session was so small that it created history as it was the smallest. I say this with full responsibility that the Indian government did not let the house run," added Sinha.

Taking a jibe at the government, Sinha said that the democratic authorities are being overpowered, hinting at the press conference called out by four senior judges of the Supreme Court.

The decision comes after the Former Finance Minister criticised the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.

Sinha was the Finance Minister (1990-1991 under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and March 1998 - July 2002 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Minister of External Affairs July 2002 - May 2004).

Yashwant Sinha’s son, Jayant Sinha, a consultant and investor is currently serving as the Minister of State for Civil Aviation in Narendra Modi’s cabinet.

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First Published : 21 Apr 2018, 03:09:11 PM

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