Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha quits the party, Shatrughan dares party to axe him


Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who says democracy is under threat, quit the saffron party on Saturday; on the other hand, fellow dissident Shatrughan Sinha affirmed that he won’t leave the party on his own.

The former Union Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, who has been bashing the Narendra Modi government for the past couple of years, claimed that democratic institutions were being undermined under Modi’s rule.

Yashwant Sinha’s announcement came at a meeting of the Rashtra Manch in Patna. At the meeting, he said, “Four years back I had taken sanyas (retirement) from electoral politics. Today, I am taking sanyas from all sorts of party politics. I am also announcing from this platform that today I am snapping all ties with the BJP.”

Many other party functionaries from the Congress, RJD, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party and Aam Aadmi Party were also attending the meeting. Shatrughan Sinha, a member of the Lok Sabha from Patna Sahib, and JD (U) rebel and former Bihar speaker, Uday Narayan Choudhary were also present at the venue.

The actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha confirmed that he won’t quit the party on his own; he dared his party, the BJP, to take action against him.

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