NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha has disapproved of minister-son Jayant Sinha’s support to the Ramgarh lynching accused. Jayant had felicitated and garlanded eight persons who were convicted and awarded life sentence by a Fast-Track Court in March this year but were released on bail on Thursday at the orders of the Jharkhand High Court.
In a tweet on Saturday evening, Sinha senior, who quit BJP recently and has since been staunch critic of the Narendra Modi government, criticized his son this way: “Earlier I was the Nalayak Baap of a Layak Beta. Now the roles are reversed. That is twitter.”
He further said that he does not approve of his son’s action but added that his disapproval is going to earn him abuses.
“I do not approve of my son’s action. But I know even this will lead to further abuse. You can never win,” Sinha said and within minutes he was getting trolled on the social media.
For the 29th June 2017 lynching of a meat trader Alimuddin Ansari in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand, 11 persons including a local district-level BJP leader were convicted and awarded life sentence by a Fast-Track Court. Eight of them moved the Jharkhand High Court and on this 29th June, their life sentence was suspended and their release on bail was ordered by the High Court.
Earlier in the day on Saturday, after facing strong criticism for last two days for felicitating convicts of the Ramgarh lynching after their release from jail on bail, Jayant, through a series of tweets, tried to explain his position. He said that he condemns violence and rejects vigilantism but added that he had expressed his misgivings about the Fast-Track Court judgment (life sentence to eight accused) in the lynching case and so he was happy at the orders of the High Court.