31 October, 2020

Bihar Is In A Mess And We’ll Change It: Yashwant Sinha

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha is back with a Third Front to take on the JD(U)-BJP combine. He says his front will contest all 243 seats as “elections are a means to bring change in a democracy” and it is time to change Bihar.

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Bihar Is In A Mess And We’ll Change It: Yashwant Sinha
outlookindia.com
2020-07-02T19:37:24+05:30

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha refuses to stay in political oblivion. With assembly elections due in Bihar later this year, Sinha is back with a Third Front to take on the JD(U)-BJP combine. The former Union minister tells Bhavna Vij-Aurora that his front will contest all 243 seats as “elections are a means to bring change in a democracy” and it is time to change Bihar. Excerpts from the interview:

How did the idea of a Third Front for Bihar come about?

In recent months, we watched the sad scenes of migrant workers walking back to their villages. The largest number was of those who belong to Bihar. As many as 40 lakh Biharis migrate from the state to look for jobs. Even after 73 years of independence, why is Bihar in such a mess? This question came to me time and again. I am a Bihari. I studied in Patna and was a Bihar-cadre IAS officer. Many others—friends, family and people of the state—had the same question and urged me to take the lead. I decided to try and...

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