Former Finance Minister and a critic of the Modi government Yashwant Sinha decided to form a front to oppose BJP. He said,”This is a moment of crisis. Democracy and democratic institutions are under threat.” Yashwant Sinha got the support of Kakka ji, the former RSS leader from Madhya Pradesh who led the agrarian movement against the BJP government last year. Many other leaders were also there.
NCP’s Sharad Pawar had sent in a representative. Ashutosh and Sanjay Singh were also there from Aam Aadmi Party. Dinesh Trivedi joined the podium from the RLD leader Jayant Chowdhary, Ghanshyam Tiwari from Samajwadi Party and Uday Narain Choudhary were also there.
Sinha informed, “Me and Shatrughan Singh, we have overcome our fears,” as he laid the foundation of National Forum or Rashtra Manch.
National Forum, Sinha said that it would be a conglomerate of likeminded people, institutions and parties that will aim to protect, preserve and safeguard the institutions of democracy in India and ensure the complete security of farmers’ income.