Yashwant Sinha to BJP : Please pick up courage, and speak up and save democracy and the country.
wrote BJP leader and former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, addressing his party MPs, in a column in The Indian Express.
He dismissed the government’s claims of India being the world’s fastest growing economy, he pointed that rapes had become the order of the day, pointing that even BJP workers were involved in such crimes.
Former Union minister said about government’s role in different issues:
Sinha, in his column, pointed out that the economy was in a bad state, despite assurances from the government.
Rapes have become the “order of the day”, and now even patrolmen are involved in heinous crimes — but the government does not act.
Sinha said that the foreign policy of the Narendra Modi government was “completely devoid of substance”.
BJP’s internal democracy:
Sinha claimed that internal democracy in the BJP was “completely destroyed” and even Members of Parliament do not get a chance to share their views.
Threat to Democracy:
The most important threat, Sinha pointed out, was the threat to the Indian democracy. He said that various institutions have been “demeaned” and “denigrated”.