Yashwant Sinha, the Former Union minister called the current situation in the country as “worse than the Emergency days.”
While addressing a meeting at the Samajwadi Party office which was organised to mark the birth anniversary of Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan, Sinha stated, “the situation today in the country is worse than the Emergency days. And it is the duty of all of us to unite and fight this challenge. We have to continue our struggle.”
He further added that “the rules of democracy, the institutes of democracy and the democracy itself are in danger. I want to say it with all seriousness that if we do not wake up, there will be a huge loss for the country in the coming days.”
He also radiated confidence that if the opposition unity is formed before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, similar to that in 1977, “we will win the polls”.
He said, “people of the country are only waiting for the declaration of the polling dates. I and you do not know the poll dates, but those in the power know it, the BJP leaders will go off the television screens very soon after losing the next Lok Sabha elections.”
Praising former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Mr Sinha said he never “advertised his poverty.” We know about his childhood days, and the poverty and the struggle he faced.”
He also asked the prime minister to break his “silence” over attacks on migrant labourers from Bihar and UP in Gujarat.