Ranchi, India, July 17 (KMS): The joint nominee of the opposition parties in the upcoming presidential polls, Yashwant Sinha has said that democracy stands ruined in the country.
Yashwant Sinha, who was minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet and an MP from Hazaribagh, met the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) executive president and state Chief Minister, Hemant Soren and sought the party’s support and attended a meeting of Congress legislators ahead of the July 18 presidential election
“When I started the campaign (for the presidential poll) last month I had said that democracy is in danger. But now when I am concluding the campaign, I can say that democracy stands ruined in the country,” Sinha said at a press conference later.
“I appeal to the voters (the electoral college) to exercise their franchise after listening to the voice of their conscience,” he said.
Sinha, who hails from Jharkhand, had arrived in Ranchi on Friday.