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Yashwant Sinha says won't quit BJP

india Updated: Jun 14, 2009 16:05 IST
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A day after his "letter bomb" rattled the BJP, senior leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said it felt like getting the "load off my chest" after quitting all the party posts but made it clear that he will remain in the party.

He said he was "happy" that his resignation has been accepted.

"It is just like getting the load off my chest," Sinha said in Hazaribagh when asked how he felt like after resigning as the party's Vice President and from other posts.

"I will not say anything more. I will not give any opportunity to the party high command to gag me," Sinha said when asked about his future plans.

"I had sent my resignation to be accepted. Therefore I'm happy that my resignation has been accepted," the former Union Minister said at his residence in Hazaribagh.

However, Sinha said he will continue to be in the BJP.

Quoting from his four-page letter to party chief Rajnath Singh, he said he would continue to serve as a party worker. "I will serve as a BJP worker, and that is my promise."

He had on Saturday quit all party posts, charging the leadership with not taking responsibility for the poll debacle in what was seen as criticism of L K Advani and Rajnath Singh.

Sinha, who was apparently upset over the party's chief election strategist Arun Jaitley being made the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, said in the letter: "It is difficult to avoid the impression that in the BJP we put a premium on failure."