Presidential polls is a battle for ideology says Yashwant Sinha

Ranchi: UPA’s Presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha held a press conference in Ranchi and said that the situation in the country is getting worse as there is an atmosphere of fear in the country and agencies are being misused.

He said that the presidential election is not a battle of identity, but of ideology. “ Earlier I could have said that democracy is in danger but today in Ranchi I can say that democracy is almost dead.” Yashwant Sinha reached Ranchi on Friday after this and addressed the press on Saturday. Jharkhand Congress in-charge Avinash Pandey and Congress state president Rajesh Thakur and others were present with him.

Yashwant Sinha said that he had reached Ranchi after touring the whole country as he had to finish the campaign in Ranchi itself As though he was born in unified Bihar it is Jharkhand which was his Karambhoomi as he got elected as an MP from Hazaribagh thrice. He said that as an opposition candidate he bad urged everyone to support him.

He said that the office of the President is supreme in the Constitution but the condition of the country is going from bad to worse. Yashwant Sinha said that voting in five years is not democracy. Where have the values of the Constitution gone what is happening this time regarding the presidential election is just the beginning he said adding that the people of the country are agitated and here is an atmosphere of fear across the country.

“Every class is scared, agencies are being misused, “ he said adding that it can be understood how much fear is there but only those who are spotless and have the courage to fight can stand against the government that is why this presidential election is very important as this is not a fight for identity but this is a battle of ideology. “ I stand with those who defend the Constitution, “ he said. Yashwant Sinha also met Chief Minister Hemant Soren and sought his support for his candidature.

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