Yashwant Sinha takes ‘sanyas,’ ends all ties with BJP

Nation Next Newsroom | Apr 21, 2018 14:19

Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha (Photo source: Wikipedia)

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday announced his decision to quit the BJP. The 80-year-old BJP veteran announced the same during the meeting of his organisation ‘Rashtra Manch’ in Patna where he said, “Today, I am taking ‘sanyas’ from any kind of party politics. Also, I’m ending all ties with the BJP.”

Sinha, who’s been at loggerheads with the BJP on several occasions in the past, said that today the Election Commission of India isn’t independent anymore. The veteran leader, who had held important position in Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet between 1998 and 2004, recently came down heavily on the BJP government by criticising the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.