Former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who has had a running battle with his party over several issues – his battle with current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is well known – has finally quit the party. He made this announcement in Patna and said that he was taking “sanyas” from politics as well.
The 80-year-old Sinha, whose son Jayant is the current junior minister in the finance department of the Union government, said: “Today I am ending all ties with the BJP”. Though he has said that he would not be having any truck with any political party, he also said that democracy in India was under threat. He was speaking at an opposition rally in the state capital.
—India Legal Bureau