Yashwant Sinha says to farmers Don’t ‘forgive’ Modi in 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Updated:  Nov 01, 2018, 01:00 PM
Yashwant Sinha, former Union minister said people should not “forgive” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “uproot” his government in the upcoming General elections.
Sinha gave this statement while he was addressing a farmers’ gathering at Vanthali in Gujarat’s Junagadh district, around 300 km from here.
Former Union minister said, “This government has failed on all fronts. Everyone is suffering, be it farmers, youth, women or Dalits. Only new slogans are being given. The only solution is to uproot this government in the next (Lok Sabha) polls.”
“I want to apologise because I was also part of the BJP when promises were made ahead of 2014 (general) elections. But I do not want you to forgive him (Modi) in the next polls,” he added. Sinha has always been expressive about his critical views of the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government. Earlier this year in April he resigned from the party.
Sinha was invited by Patidar leader Hardik Patel to address the farmers. Sinha commented on the unveiling of a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Narmada district earlier on Wednesday, He said Modi should have announced a pro-farmer scheme on the occasion. “He did not announce any scheme for farmers because he has forgotten them,” he added.
Another rebel leader of BJP Shatrughan Sinha was also present at the gathering. The actor-turned-politician said, “I did not come into politics for any personal gain. I will not complain if my party sacks me tomorrow. I love the people of this country more than my party.''
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