Guwahati, March 13: Former Finance Minister of the country and former veteran leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 83-year-old Yashwant Sinha tpday joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) at its party headquarters in Kolkata.
The octogenarian had quit the BJP in April 2018. Joining the TMC Sinha said that the country was currently passing through an extraordinary time which forced him to return to active politics.
“You must be surprised why am I joining a party and turning active, especially at this age when I’d distanced myself from mainstream politics a few years ago. I would like to say that the country is going through an extraordinary situation…It is unprecedented… The strength of democracy lies in the strength of the institutions of democracy,” he said.
He joined his new party at the Trinamool Bhawan here in the presence of Trinamool Congress’ Lok Sabha leader Sudip Bandopadhyay, Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien and state panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee.