Yashwant Sinha Quits BJP, Taking ‘Sanyas’

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Patna: Former union minister Yashwant Sinha, BJP dissident Yashwant Sinha, who has not left any stone unturned in criticising the BJP-led central government has quit from the party.

“Today I am taking ‘sanyas’ (retirement) from any kind of party politics, today I am ending all ties with the BJP,” the 80-year-old BJP veteran announced during a meeting of his organisation Rashtra Manch in Patna on Saturday afternoon.

Yashwant Sinha had held the Finance and External Affairs portfolios in Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet between 1998 and 2004. Mr Sinha’s son, Jayant Sinha, is a minister in PM Modi’s government.

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