The Candid Eye

June 14, 2009

Let us set an example in abnegation – Yashwant Sinha

Filed under: BJP,Indian Politics — thecandideye @ 6:48 AM
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A quick post..Just came across this news.It is to be noted,Yashwant Sinha says “Reluctance to introspect and introspect comprehensively and openly is unacceptable to a large number of people within the party and also to many people oustside the party who supported against dynastic politics”.

The crisis in BJP deepened today with Yashwant Sinha quitting all party posts, including vice president, and hit out at the leadership demanding resignation of all office-bearers of party and Parliamentary Party owning collective responsibility for the electoral defeat.

Sinha, former external affairs Minister, raised the banner of revolt just before BJP chief Rajnath Singh addressed a press conference imposing a gag order on leaders from airing their views in public failing which he threatened disciplinary action.

The MP from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand sent a four-page letter to Rajnath Singh and other members of the party’s core group in which he said it was difficult to avoid impression that in BJP “we put a premium on failure”.

He said he was also resigning from being in-charge of Karnataka affairs and as head of the Foreign Affairs Cell of the party in response to senior leader Jaswant Singh’s suggestion at a core committee meeting that there should be collective responsibility for failure.

“Our reluctance to introspect and introspect comprehensively and openly is unacceptable to a large number of people within the party. So is the rat race for posts. If we are a party with a difference, let us set an example in abnegation,” Sinha said in the letter.

Source: Rediff



  1. Whatever the issues are, they should not wash dirty linen in public. They have a responsibility of being a good opposition.

    Comment by Vinay — June 14, 2009 @ 11:31 AM | Reply

  2. Now that,it is widely known there is a rift in BJP and any effort to hide this will boomerang them.Failing to find out the reason why they lost in the elections will keep them as opposition forever.

    Comment by thecandideye — June 15, 2009 @ 3:27 AM | Reply

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