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Yashwant Sinha Quits BJP, Says “Taking Sanyas From Party Politics”

Political News, Nation, (Patna), April 21:-Former union minister Yashwant Sinha, who has not seen eye-to-eye with his party, the BJP, in the recent past on Saturday announced that he was quitting the party.

“Today I am ending all ties with the BJP… I am taking sanyas (retirement) from any kind of party politics”, the 80-year-old BJP veteran announced during a meeting of his organization Rashtra Manch in Patna this afternoon. Leaders of the Congress, Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) were present at the meet; so was BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha

Yashwant Sinha had held the Finance and External Affairs portfolios in Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet between 1998 and 2004.

In 2014, after Prime Minister Modi’s whopping victory, he was marginalised along with senior leaders including LK Advani, seen as punishment for opposing Modi being named their party’s presumptive prime minister. Sinha’s son, Jayant Sinha, is a minister in PM Modi’s government.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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