Monthly Archives: January 2019

Why speak of Thugbandhan when NDA has 42 parties: Shatrughan Sinha

In a series of tweets, the Patna Sahib MP also remarked that while the PMs recent Pariksha pe charcha initiative was laudable, the government would do well to focus on the parikshas (tests) faced by itself which included sensitive issues like the Citizenship Amendment Bill and great agni pariksha of general elections. Disgruntled BJP MP […]

A government whose term is ending, has no business announcing policies: Yashwant Sinha

“I am very happy that more and more people are talking about some kind of universal basic income or income support scheme for farmers”, Yashwant Sinha, Former Finance Minister, tells Supriya Shrinate of ET Now. Sinha also says none of the data released by government has any credibility and that demonetisation and GST played havoc […]

Unconstitutional for Govt to Present Full Budget: Yashwant Sinha

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha Monday said it would be “entirely improper and unconstitutional” if the Modi government presents a full budget ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, as he asked it to stick to the convention of outgoing dispensations presenting an interim budget. A strong critic of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government, Sinha […]

Fierce fighter, peerless friend: Why George Fernandes remains special, writes Yashwant Sinha

George Fernandes had seen ups and downs in his political career but always remained the kind-hearted human being that I knew. George Fernandes was a fighter and he fought his battles with unparalleled tenacity. I had heard the story of how he held on to the railway tracks with his fingers during the famous railway […]

Explained: What’s the difference between a full Budget and an interim Budget?

Budget 2019: At the end of its term, a government usually presents a vote on account rather than a full Budget. What is the difference? A look at what interim Budgets have covered over the years, or left for the next government. On February 1, the government is set to present its last Budget ahead […]

Probe Alleged 31,000 Crore Fund Diversion By DHFL: Yashwant Sinha

According to a Cobrapost expose, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) through layers of shell companies allegedly siphoned off Rs. 31,000 crore out of total bank loans of Rs. 97,000 crore. Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday demanded a probe into alleged diversion of Rs. 31,000 crore of loans by DHFL that the company […]

DHFL Siphoned Off Rs 31,000 Crore Of Public Money, Claims Cobrapost

Calling it the “biggest banking scam in Indian history”, the Cobrapost website alleged that DHFL promoters routed money through dubious companies and parked it outside India to acquire assets. A news website on Tuesday claimed that primary promoters of DHFL, a housing finance institution, siphoned off over Rs 31,000 crore of public money through loans […]

Too early to predict Priyanka impact on UP results: Yashwant

Congress may enter a tactical understanding with the BSP-SP, says former finance minister. Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday expressed confidence that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into politics would make an impact on the elections but he steered clear of forecasting its effect on the electoral battleground of Uttar Pradesh. Asked for his […]

Do not trust govt data anymore: Yashwant Sinha

NEW DELHI: Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha said on Monday that any attempt by the Modi government to present a full budget will be in “direct violation of the constitutional traditions of our country.” Speaking at the Indian Women’s Press Corps, Sinha said the government does not have the right to announce any new services […]

Chidambaram cleverest FM but played fraud: Yashwant Sinha

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha – in a retort to criticism by Finance Minister P Chidambaram that the BJP veteran had the poorest record as the finance minister in the post-liberalisation India – said he might have been the country’s worst finance minister since 1991 but did not commit any fraud. In […]