Former finance minister and BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha has announced his decision to quit the party, ending months of speculation during which he made scathing comments against the Narendra Modi government.
Making the announcement in Patna, Sinha said he would not be joining any political party, but work towards “protecting democracy”.
Sinha took parting shots at the Modi government, saying it did not let Parliament run during Budget Session.
“I can say with full responsibility that the Indian government did not let the House run. The government did not care that the Budget Session was being stalled as the PM did not call a single meeting with the opposition to discuss their issues,” said Sinha.