Published On : Wed, Nov 15th, 2017

Shatrughan, Yashwant should resign: BJP leader

Hyderabad: Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao on Wednesday said Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha should resign from the party if they have “problems’ on governance and are not finding enough opportunities to raise issues at party forums.

Rao said both the leaders have long ago crossed the party’s disciplinary line — “lakshman rekha”, as he put it. Criticising Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over imposing a “deeply flawed’ Goods and Service Tax, Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said countrymen can rightly demand he quit for the hardships caused and also felt that he is a “burden’ on the people of Gujarat.

Jaitley is a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, a Lok Sabha member, said recently that the BJP would be able to live up to the expectations of the people only if it ceased to be “a one-man show and a two-man army.”

The BJP views Yashwant Sinha’s outbursts against Finance Minister Jaitley as being “purely disgruntled remarks of an individual who seeks some participation in the government and he is not provided for,’ Rao told reporter.

“So, only out of that disgruntlement — that he is not being considered for administrative or ministerial position — he is attacking the Finance Ministry and Arun Jaitley. Otherwise, how does it substantiate that his attack is only coming at election time?’ he asked.