Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Saturday quit the saffron party.
The veteran leader said, “Today I am taking ‘sanyas’ from any kind of party politics, today I am ending all ties with the BJP.”
Sinha made this announcement while addressing an event Rashtra Manch at Patna’s Shri Krishna Memorial Hall.
He also stated that he won’t sit quietly at the time when there is a crisis in the country.
The event which has been called under the banner of “Rashtra Manch” attended by the major Non-BJP parties including the Congress, RJD, AAP , TMC, and others.
Sinha had formed ‘Rashtra Manch’ on January 30, saying that it will be an apolitical forum and highlight “anti-people” policies of the Centre.
Several times, the former union minister had criticised the Narendra Modi government’s policies such as demonetisation, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, claiming that they have landed a dual-blow on the country’s economy.
“I have remained in the NDA government. When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the PM we were told that Parliament should function at all costs. Did the current PM even try to reach out to the opposition parties to resolve the impasse? In fact, the government was happy that Parliament was not functioning because there was a no-confidence motion against it.