New Delhi | Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged former BJP member Yashwant Sinha to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha Election.
Addressing a Jan Adhikar Rally organized at the end of a 10-day Padyatra by AAP leader Sanjay Singh from Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur to raise the issue of farmers and governance, Kejriwal asked the audience whether the former Finance minister should contest the Upcoming parliamentary elections or not? “Recently you (Yashwant Sinha) announced that you won’t contest elections, but if good people like you won’t do it then who would? Sir, it’s the public demand that Yashwant Sinha should contest elections,” said Kejriwal.
Attacking the top leadership of BJP, the former BJP member said,” Nowadays those participating in debates on TV channels are considering themselves as leaders. Some think the citizens of this country are fools and the media is under their control. But the people will no longer accept this. They will punish those guilty in the upcoming elections.”
Sinha, a former IAS officer, and Finance minister during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government after differences from the senior leadership of BJP left the party on 21 April 2018 and formed his own political action group ‘Rashtriya Manch’ along with BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha and various other leaders.