#Kolkata: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha left Padma Shibir and joined Joraful Shibir. After a long meeting with Mamata Banerjee at Kalighat on Saturday, Yashwant Sinha came to the Trinamool Bhavan and joined the twin flower camps. For the past several years, he has been on the side of Mamata Banerjee’s multiple political battles. Even from the BJP, he maintained distance with the Modi-Shah duo.
This time, Yashwant Sinha hinted at starting a political battle against the BJP by joining the opposite camp of Modi-Shah. On Saturday, the former finance minister raised the Trinamool flag in the presence of MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, MP Derek O’Brien and Subrata Mukherjee. Yashwant Sinha had earlier supported Mamata Banerjee. Politicians think that the heavyweight leader Mamata’s party has created a political surprise before the Bengal Assembly vote this time.
By joining the party, he has attacked the central government over the situation in the country. “The country is going through a strange situation. Values in politics are upset. The institutions that are a pillar of democracy have become weak,” he said. Even Yashwant Sinha has raised questions about the country’s health and education system. Explaining the current situation, he said that there is a huge difference between the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and the Modi government.
On the same day, MP Sudip Bandopadhyay said that if Mamata Banerjee was healthy, she would have handed over the flag to Yashwant Sinha. However, he is optimistic that the results of the grassroots elections in Bengal will be good. “The Bengal polls are underway. There is no doubt that the Trinamool Congress will win with a majority. Let the message be conveyed to the whole country from Bengal. No one wants the Modi-Amit Shah duo,” he said. However, he reminded that this election is as important as Bengal. Just as important is this vote for the country. That is why Yashwant Sinha is more vocal than changing the country in 2024.