Yashwant Sinha flays son Jayant, says Earlier I was the Nalayak Baap of a Layak Beta, Now the roles are reversed

The eight men are convicted of lynching a Muslim trader in Ramgarh last year.
Yashwant Sinha
Former BJP Leader and Union Minister Yashwant Sinha

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday slammed his son and Union Minister Jayant Sinha for felicitating convicts of Ramgarh lynching case. Taking to Twitter, the former BJP leader said, “I do not approve of my son’s action.”

“Earlier I was the Nalayak Baap of a Layak Beta. Now the roles are reversed. That is twitter. I do not approve of my son’s action. But I know even this will lead to further abuse. You can never win,” said Sinha about the intense trolling he is being subjected to on the social media.

Controversy erupted on Friday after photos of Sinha felicitating eight men convicted for the lynching of cattle trader Alimuddin Ansari on June 29 last year went viral.

Jayant Sinha, who is facing the heat over felicitating the convicts out on bail, said that ‘irresponsible statements’ were being made regarding his actions as the Ranchi High Court had suspended the sentences of the accused and released them on bail. He added that he was ‘honouring the due process of law’.

Sinha added: “I have repeatedly expressed my misgivings about the Fast-Track Court judgment sentencing each accused to life imprisonment. I am pleased that the High Court will hear the matter as a statutory court of appeal to test the correctness of the Fast-Track Court order.

“In the Ramgarh case, the Ranchi High Court, which is the first court of appeal, has suspended the sentence of the accused and released them on bail while admitting their case. The case will once again be re-heard.”

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