New Delhi: Former Union Minister and veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has launched a ‘political action group’ Rashtra Manch with an aim to start a movement against the policies of the Government of India, reported the Press Trust of India.
Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha along with a group of politicians has joined the group.
Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury, NCP MP Majeed Memon, Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh, former Gujarat chief minister Suresh Mehta and JD(U) leader Pavan Varma were among those who attended the event marking the launch of the front.
RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary and former Union ministers Som Pal and Harmohan Dhawan were also present.
Shatrughan Sinha pointed out that his joining the group should not perceived as an ‘anti-party’ activity but the move is in the national interest. He added that he took the step as he was not given a platform in the party where he could express his views.
The group leader Yashwant Sinha compared the present situation in the country to the time when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated. He added that ‘democracy and it’s related institutions are under attack.’
Arguing that the group is not a political party or against any party, Sinha said that it’s a ‘national movement.’
Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi government, Sinha said that he has reduced the farmers of the country to ‘beggars’. He also accused the present dispensation of presenting ‘made to order’ statistics which suit the government.
Sinha also mentioned that everyone in the BJP is living in ‘fear’ however, he is not. “Dialogue and debate in the country have become “coarse, one-sided and dangerous”, he added.
“It seems mob has the job of giving justice,” he claimed.