Category Archives: Economic Times

Constitutional institutions decimated under Modi regime: Yashwant Sinha

Addressing an Asia Society event late evening, he also called for more institutionalised mechanism to select the heads of constitutionally mandated national institutions. Estranged BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Wednesday lamented at the decimation of Constitutional institutions like the Supreme Court, national investigative agency CBI, RBI, and Election Commission among others under the Modi regime. He […]

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 […]

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 […]

View: Government has simply not created new jobs, writes Yashwant Sinha

By Yashwant Sinha In the last few years, 25 lakh young Indians appeared for a competitive exam for 6,000 Group D jobs in the West Bengal government; 12,453 applied for 18 vacancies for the job of a peon in the Rajasthan govt; and 2.8 crore applied for 90,000 vacancies for train drivers, trackmen, etc, in the […]

Poll results destroyed ‘Modi magic theory’: Yashwant Sinha

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday said the election results from three key states have destroyed the “untenable theory of the Modi magic” and hoped that the saffron party’s debacle would propel the opposition parties to bond better for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP has lost three of its bastions – Madhya […]

Yashwant Sinha launches ‘Rashtra Manch’; Shatrughan joins

Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today led a group of politicians to join former Union minister Yashwant Sinha’s new political platform that seeks to take the Centre on. Yashwant Sinha said his ‘Rashtra Manch’, a political action group, would start a movement against the policies of the Central government. Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi, Congress […]