Early Times Report
Srinagar, Sept 17: High drama unfolded at Srinagar airport on Tuesday as former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha refused to leave.
The veteran politician had flown to Srinagar earlier in the morning, however, he was not allowed to leave the airport.
Yashwant Sinha had travelled to Kashmir as a part of an NGO group called Concerned Citizens Group. Apart from the ex-BJP leader, the group included Kapil Kak, Bharat Bushan and Sushoba Barnad.
They were stopped from venturing out of the airport after landing at 11:30 am, sources said. According to sources, the group intended to visit Kashmir to understand ground realities during the ongoing restrictions.
Yashwant Sinha was asked to take a return flight to New Delhi, but he refused, sources added.
A former BJP bigwig, Yashwant Sinha has been a vocal critic of the current BJP government.
Yashwant Sinha had slammed the government's move to abrogate Article 370 and had claimed that it would further alienate people of Jammu and Kashmir.