In April 2018, disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quit the party officially. While announcing his decision he said he was not happy with the current leadership of the party and the direction in which the Indian politics is headed at the moment.
In the recently held Karnataka Elections, the saffron party emerged as a the single largest party in the Assembly, securing 104 seats in the 224-member House, just short of majority. It has to prove its strength on the floor of the House within 15 days. B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in Chief Minister of Karnataka on May 17, a day after the Governor Valubhai Vala invited the BJP to form government in the state.
Following the government formation, Yashwant Sinha has tweeted claiming that he is very glad that he is no longer part of a party that is undermining the entire existence of democracy. He further ‘warned’ that there will be a repetition of the same scene in Karnataka if the BJP fails to get the majority in Lok Shaba in the 2019 elections. Here’s what he tweeted:
I am glad I have left the party which is so brazenly trying to subvert democracy in Karnataka. It will do the same if it fails to get majority in Lok Sabha next year. Pl note my warning.
— Yashwant Sinha (@YashwantSinha) May 16, 2018
A social media user didn’t waste time to take him down the memory lane and expose his hypocrisy. This is what he tweeted:
As far as I remember, you were 1 of those 58 MPs in 1990 who were “Horse Traded” by Cong led by Rajiv Gandhi to ditch VP SIngh gvt to form gvt with Chandrashekhar as PM. You became FM .. WHat was the “price” … https://t.co/Z4UojWx1sT
— AshDubey_ (@AshDubey_) May 16, 2018
Sinha himself was part of the dissident group in 1990 for the then prime minister Chandra Sekhar. He broke away from VP Singh led Janata Dal government to gain power at centre by joining hands with Congress.
He was appropriately ‘rewarded’ for his decision in form of finance ministry. When he was himself a part of such glaring subversion of democracy then it’s utterly hypocritical that he will raise questions and attack others. Twitterati was quick to support the user who pointed this fact. Here’s how they reacted:
Yashwant Sinha is the worst hypocrite ever in Indian politics, can anyone name another ?
— Gyanendra Singh (@jerrysinghtx) May 17, 2018
1990 mein chillar mila that Sinha-ji ko.
Ab toh 100 crore.
Case of sour grapes, aur kya!!
— Ambar MB (@AmbarMB77) May 17, 2018
.Hey @YashwantSinha I think U must answer the question raised by @AshDubey_ what was the price for your character? How much have you sold yourself for? What was your selling price? I’m guessing that is the reason U’ve left @BJP4India coz they won’t pay u anything, correct?#जयचंद
— #मનીSH ✍ (@M_T_6579) May 16, 2018
Yeshwant Sinha -The curious case of frustrated failed politician
— Akash pandey (@PandeyAkash) May 16, 2018
Aren’t you ashamed to talk likethis. Mind you, your dream of becoming a min did not come true. Now bickering and accusations as though you were great. Do not forget UTI scam when you were FM.Bjp top leaders know of this incl our PM.
— Just Thinker (@mystery_maami) May 17, 2018
Sir do u rember VP sing
— rahulkumarsharm (@race2bealive) May 16, 2018
Ouch! That must have hit uncle very bad!!! 😂😂😂
— Bharat Reclaimed (@BharatReclaimed) May 16, 2018
He sold all the gold which reserve bank store for crisis..
— Anil Gupta (@anil4924) May 16, 2018
What’s your take on the entire matter?