Raipur: Yashwant Sinha, the Opposition’s candidate for Presidential polls, on Friday stated the nation doesn’t want a “silent” President at a time when an try is being made to maintain society divided on communal traces. Talking at a press convention right here, the previous Union minister additionally referred to the political upheaval in Maharashtra, saying “hunger for power” was harmful. The presidential election was a combat in opposition to an ideology “that has been taking the country downwards,” he stated.
“The post of President is a dignified one. There are some duties of the President as per the Constitution, which should be discharged. We have seen in history that some presidents have honoured the post while some remained silent and could not succeed much in discharging their responsibilities,” he stated.
He additional stated that there’s “unrest all around” within the nation, and its root trigger is an ideology “that wants to keep society divided on communal lines.”
“I believe today we do not need a silent president who gets elected to the post but does not discharge constitutional obligations. The president has the right to give suggestions to the government but if he or she is a puppet in the hands of the prime minister, then he or she will not do it,” he asserted.
The federal government on the Centre doesn’t imagine in politics of integration however is indulging in politics of confrontation, he stated.
“Hunger for power is very dangerous. You have seen what happened in Maharashtra (where the BJP has formed a government with Shiv Sena rebels). Does it raise the importance of our democracy,” he requested.
Sinha additionally stated that it was a matter of nice concern that Central investigating businesses have been being misused to focus on political opponents.
When he was a part of the federal government, he by no means considered utilizing investigating businesses in opposition to political opponents, stated Sinha, who was a minister within the Vajpayee authorities. “Today, `nanga naach’ (shameless spectacle) of misuse of such agencies is being witnessed,” he alleged.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was additionally current throughout the interplay. Sinha, a former BJP chief, is pitted in opposition to the NDA-backed Draupadi Murmu within the election that might be held on July 18.