Monthly Archives: August 2018

Prof Yashwant Sinha’s easy tutorials for Indians on Modinomics

The former finance minister takes down the Narendra Modi government’s handling of the economy – be it the GST roll out, the rising NPAs or the sleight of hand it plays with economic data Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha cut the clutter of jargon to offer a lucid overview of the current state of the […]

Arrest of activists shows ’emergency-like’ conditions prevailing in country: Yashwant Sinha

BENGALURU: Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday alleged “emergency-line” conditions are prevailing in the country under the present regime and the arrest of five activists on suspicion of Maoist links shows that any voice of dissent is not safe. “What happened yesterday is the prime example of assault on freedom of speech and […]

Yashwant Sinha: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great PM and truly the voice of India

When I was preparing my very first Budget, I went to him for guidance and despite all the challenges on the economic front, Vajpayee told me that I must take care of the farmers. WHEN VAJPAYEE appointed me as the Finance Minister in 1998, I was taken by surprise. I had been told that I […]

BJP creating fear in judiciary, rues judge-turned-Congman

MUMBAI: Alleging that the BJP government was browbeating the judiciary, retired high court judge and new Congress entrant Abhay Thipsay said on Friday that judges were a scared lot today. "Even when there is strong evidence, cases are being discharged, he said. If judges are scared, what will happen to the common man? He was […]

“Don’t Divide Votes, Fight Together”: BJP Rebels’ Advice To Opposition

Yashwant Sinha cautioned against a PM Modi vs one person approach like a presidential election, and opposition representatives said they will convey these sentiments to their leaders MUMBAI:  When BJP rebels Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie addressed a gathering of judges, lawyers, politicians and activists at Mumbai’s Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, guess what the […]

Yashwant Sinha: Modi’s ministers have no work, all running from PMO

Echoing Sinha, Arun Shourie, another BJP veteran and former Union minister, said that the Modi government was a government of two men — BJP president Amit Shah and Modi himself. Shourie alleged that the CBI was directly reporting to Shah. Mounting yet another offensive against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Friday raised […]

On Rafale Controversy, How Seriously Should We Take The Sinha-Shourie-Bhushan Trio?

Snapshot In a jointly held press conference, Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, and Prashant Bhushan suggested that there was a “major scandal” surrounding the Rafale deal. Do they have a point? Here’s an assessment of the claims. Late on Wednesday evening (8 August) in Singapore, a good friend forwarded me this link and asked me to go through […]

Media Coverage (Or Lack of It) of Rafale Presser by Shourie, Sinha

Two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Cabinet ministers and a well-known activist-lawyer call the Rafale deal a ‘monumental criminal misconduct’ orchestrated by the ruling government. Sounds like a big deal? It probably is, especially since the allegation is that it concerns national security and could cost the public Rs 35,000 crore. The Quint analyses how – […]

Unite against BJP: Arun Shourie appeals to Opposition

Cautioning that the return of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in the 2019 general election will put the country in peril, senior journalist Arun Shourie on Friday advised the Opposition to stop stressing on prestige issues and instead forget the past to come together to fight. “When the country is in danger, Opposition leaders […]