Don't 'forgive' Modi in 2019 LS polls: Yashwant Sinha to farmers

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Nov 1: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha who has also been a veteran BJP leader is an angry man and has been vocal about his disillusionment with the party. He has also been very critical about the government and its policies and has said this from various platforms. The former finance minister has been a vocal critic of the current Bharatiya Janata Party-led government and resigned from the party in April this year.

While addressing a farmers' gathering at Vanthali in Gujarat's Junagadh district, around 300 km from Ahmedabad, Sinha said that people should not "forgive" Prime Minister Narendra Modi and "uproot" his government in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls."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," Sinha said."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 said.

Young Patidar leader Hardik Patel had invited Sinha to address the farmers.Commenting on the unveiling of a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Narmada district earlier on Wednesday, Sinha 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 said.

Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha was also present at the gathering. The actor-turned-politician said he will not complain if the BJP sacked him. 

"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," he said.

Neither the two senior political leaders nor the party seem to be happy with each other with the way things have been going on.

With Agencies