Yashwant Sinha urges PM to speak up and save democracy
| April 17, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
New Delhi, April 17: In an exclusive write-up for national daily Indian Express, veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who on earlier occasions also has dared the Prime Minister, again hurls some uncomfortable questions. He mentions how there is a lurking danger on Indian democracy and the prime minister can no loner afford to ignore these imminent issues. He also mentions the grim state of Indian democracy, economy and expressers concern on the vulnerability of the safety of Indian women.
On women issues and the increasing crime, Yashwant SInha says, “Women are more unsafe today than ever before. “Rapes have become the order of the day, and instead of acting strictly against the rapists, we have become their apologists. In many cases, our own people are involved in these heinous crimes.
He continues,“If you remain silent now, you will do a great disservice to the country. Future generations are unlikely to forgive you. It is your right to demand accountability from those who are in government today and are letting down the country. The interest of the country supersedes that of the party, just as the interest of the party supersedes the interest of an individual.
The veteran BJP leader also highlights towards economic situation, “A fast-growing economy does not accumulate the kind of non-performing assets in its banks as we have over the last four years. In a fast-growing economy, farmers are not in distress, the youth are not without jobs, small businesses do not stand destroyed and savings and investment do not fall as drastically as they have done over the last four years.
He pinches in his editorial an says, “Please pick up courage and speak up and save democracy and the country. The government has used up all the opportunity available in the past four years to show that it had done any good. We seem to have lost our way and the confidence of the voters.