Yashwant Sinha: ‘Democracy is in danger; institutions being subverted’

Yashwant Sinha, the joint opposition candidate for the 2022 presidential election, said on Wednesday that the governing party is actively undermining every institution of democratic administration and that the Indian democracy is in severe danger.

According to Sinha, official organizations like the ED, CBI, the income tax division, and even the governor’s office are being used as weapons to assassinate state administrations and target opposition figures.

In his remarks to the gathering of Congress and other opposition MLAs and MPs in Guwahati, he said that the Indian Republic had never before faced so many simultaneous challenges to the Constitution.

Contrary to rumors that Sinha may not get support from the Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), party officials met with him and gave him their assurances of support for the presidential election. In the 126-member Assam legislature, the AIUDF is represented by 15 MLAs, and its leader (Ajmal) is the only Lok Sabha representative.

Sinha said that the economy is being poorly handled.

“Under the leadership of the current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Indian rupee has fallen the most precipitously against the US dollar, from 58.44 in 2014 to 79.63 on Tuesday. The ordinary people have been hard hurt by the huge price increase. Here’s an illustration. 2014’s cost of an LPG cylinder was Rs 410. It is now Rs 1,129 in Guwahati, an increase of about 300%. A grim future has been prepared for our young due to record unemployment, particularly in the northeast.”

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According to Sinha, the governing party has started a devious plan to divide India’s multi-religious community to win elections.

“This has also been seen in Assam. In addition to endangering social harmony, this will also threaten the integrity and unity of the country. The goal of the one country, one party, one ruler program of the current administration is to transform democracy India into a copy of communist China. This ought to end, “He declared.

Says Sinha, “I have a lot of respect for Draupadi Murmu personally. I have, however, emphasized again and over again that this election is not about individuals and their identities but rather about ideals. It has to do with their adherence to the Constitution.”

“Should there be a quiet Rashtrapati in India? Should India have a Rashtrapati with a rubber stamp?” Sinha investigated and declared: “I would act as the Constitution’s unbiased Custodian. If the government departs from the Constitution’s guiding principles, I will use my authority to limit it without fear or favor.”

He said that Udhhav Thackeray, the head of the Shiv Sena, was compelled to say that the party would back the NDA candidate. Sinha has already been to Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Karnataka, Gujarat, Jammu, and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab in his capacity as the common candidate of the allied opposition.

“I lament that I don’t have enough time to go to other northeastern states. In very unsettling circumstances, India is holding its presidential election “Added he.