PATNA: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha today dumped the BJP and declared to launch a nationwide campaign to save democracy.
Sinha who served as Union minister in the previous AB Vajpayee government made the declaration at a meeting hosted by Rashtra Manch, an apolitical forum, in Patna today.
“I am severing my long association with the BJP. I won’t claim for any posts in future,” he declared at the meeting.
Several opposition leaders like Renuka Chaudhary, Congress, Tejashwi Yadav, RJD, Uday Narayan Chaudhary, JD-U, Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh, AAP attended the meeting.
Rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha also shared the dais and even addressed the meeting.
In his address, Sinha launched a blistering attack on the Narendra Modi government at the centre and explained how the present situation in the country had turned very alarming.
“You can repair everything, from economic condition, foreign policy, atrocities on women and dalits, after a government is removed from power but it takes long time to revive the democracy if it is dead,” he said.
He added he would launch a vigorous movement for “restoration of democracy in the country since it is vital for the country, its people and their freedom”. He said the coming generation won’t forgive them if they don’t stand together save democracy.
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