Author Archives: Garima

Excerpt: Modi’s Obsession With Creating History is Hurting the Economy

An excerpt from Yashwant Sinha and Aditya Sinha’s ‘India Unmade’ analyses the prime minister’s style of functioning. At a book launch function in Delhi I had once remarked that in the Mahabharata, among the hundred Kaurava brothers most of us remember only two names: Duryodhana and Dushasana. The rest did not matter. My hint was clearly understood by the […]

Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal, Naidu to hold rally in Delhi today; BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha to attend

The ‘Remove Dictatorship, Save Democracy Rally’ prior to the Lok Sabha polls will be attended by key leaders of other non-BJP parties, including Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Sharad Yadav and Yashwant Sinha. New Delhi: The chief ministers of Delhi, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh will on Wednesday hold a rally in the national capital. As per […]

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill wrong in all aspects: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha appealed the people not to give a single seat to the party during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. GUWAHATI: Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is “wrong” in all aspects and claimed there is no chance of getting it passed in the Rajya Sabha as the government is “unlikely” […]

Yashwant Sinha claims economic data being “manipulated” by BJP govt

During demonetisation period also, data were “fudged” and the country’s growth data was revised at 8.2 per cent, Yashwant Sinha claimed. GUWAHATI: Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha Sunday claimed all the economical data, including the growth figures, are being “manipulated” by the BJP-led Central government to give a “false impression” of development. Delivering a lecture on ‘State […]

Citizenship Bill will not be passed: Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 will not be passed in the Rajya Sabha even as he insisted that the Modi government is not going to come to power for a second time. The veteran politician, who quit the BJP last year, said this here while delivering a talk organised by a citizens’ forum. “Before […]

Undeclared emergency in the country: Yashwant Sinha

Guwahati, Feb 10 (UNI) Former union minister Yashwant Sinha today claimed that there is a state of ‘undeclared emergency’ in the country, under the current political regime in New Delhi. “There is an undeclared emergency in the country today and an overwhelming atmosphere of fear among all sections of society. Therefore, it is very important […]

Assam: Citizenship Bill will not be passed, says former finance minister

Modi government will not come to power for a second time; asserts Yashwant Sinha while delivering a talk on ‘State of the Nation and the Way Forward’ in Guwahati Terming the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as wrong from all aspects and against the ethos of the country, former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said that the Bill […]

Rafale deal: Supreme Court’s verdict diminished judiciary’s credibility, claims Arun Shourie

The former BJP leader said he did not regret filing a review petition challenging the top court’s judgement that ruled against a probe into the deal. Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie on Friday claimed that the Supreme Court’s verdict refusing a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the Rafale defence deal between India and France […]

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 […]

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 […]