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Will not meet anyone in govt, will express views in public:

Press Trust of India  |  Jabalpur 

Senior leader said today that since he could not get an appointment with Modi, he has now decided that he will not meet anyone in the and instead express his views in the public.

Referring to former and veteran L K Advani, Sinha said "today's is not like the one in the days of Atalji and Advaniji."

He said in those days, even a "could go to and meet without appointment, who has targeted the on many occasions recently".

"Now even senior and important leaders don't get appointment with the So, I was not surprised when I did not get appointment for 13 months," he told reporters here.

"I sought an appointment with Modi 13 months ago to discuss various issues, but I haven't got it so far. Since I haven't got time, I have decided now I will not meet anyone in the Whatever I have to say, I will say openly in public," Sinha said.

Referring to a photograph of offering a laddoo to the prime minister, Sinha said, "In that photo, Rajnath Singh, Ananth Kumar, Sushma Swaraj and others are visible. But is not seen even at the back. Now he has become an "aam" (ordinary) worker from "khaas" (important one)."


The former minister is slated to take part in a farmers' agitation at Gadarwara in district tomorrow.

He alleged that after coming to power, the BJP accepted all policies which it had opposed while being in the Opposition.

"I have decided that now I will not talk with the government. Farmers are being neglected in the country. Their condition is not good in too," he said.

Referring to awards that the BJP-ruled has received for its performance in agriculture, he said, "They are given on the basis of mere figures. I have played with them a lot in my life."

Sinha termed the government's 'Bhavantar' scheme, under which farmers are paid the difference between the minimum support price and the low market price, and as an "empty gimmick".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 23:40 IST
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