Finally, Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says "Taking 'sanyas' from party politics"

Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says will unite opposition parties I will not join any political party

Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says will unite opposition parties I will not join any political party

"I am announcing here from this stage to end my long time relation with the Bharatiya Janata Party", he said while addressing the first meeting of Rashtra Manch, founded by him.

Announcing that he was quitting the BJP and launching a nationwide campaign to save democracy, he said, "Today I am ending all ties with the BJP..." He made this announcement at an event in Patna, Bihar. he was attending an event- Rashtra Manch at Patna's SKM Hall. Leaders from the Congress and other opposition parties had joined the event. "I say this with full responsibility that the Indian government did not let the house run", added Sinha.

Making the announcement, Yashwant Sinha said: "I have always been with BJP but I am announcing today to severe all my ties with BJP...." It may be noted that the minister in an earlier interview has expressed his dissatisfaction with the economic policies of the government.

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.

He had, in an opinion piece written in a daily, urged senior BJP stalwarts like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi to break their silence.

BJP had, however, ignored Sinha's exhortations to the veterans and MPs.

Yashwant Sinha said he would not be joining another party but would work towards "protecting democracy".

Sinha had quit electoral politics in 2014.

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