Yashwant Sinha has used the National Forum to promote his own political interests and gain cheap publicity through the media.
By Rakesh Raman
Last month, a former minister in India and rebel BJP leader Yashwant Sinha had launched a political outfit National Forum which was supposed to expose the irregularities in the government headed by Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.
Although it was positioned as a non-political group, its main target was PM Modi with the aim to defeat him and his party BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
But National Forum proved to be a stillborn project and is already dormant before even making its presence felt in the Indian political arena.
While the Modi government has caused a total ruckus in the country with a slew of alleged scams, multiple cases of political corruption, and a series of alleged crimes, National Forum is missing from the scene.
However, Yashwant Sinha has used the National Forum to promote his own political interests and gain cheap publicity through the media.
Yashwant Sinha – who was expecting a ministerial position in the Indian government that Modi formed in 2014 – was ignored by PM Modi who preferred to handpick only a group of his toadies as ministers.
As he was not included in the group of ministers, Sinha has been sulking for the past about 4 years and kept criticizing Modi in a feeble voice.
It was expected that with the formation of National Forum, Sinha would raise his voice against Modi and his clique. But the National Forum is dead and its remains exist only on some online sites such as Twitter, which are not even being updated because the Forum is not active in the field.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.
Photo courtesy: National Forum