Category Archives: The Hindu

Delay in hearing pleas on Rafale verdict: Fault lies with the lawyers, says CJI

The occasion for the CJI to clear the air on the Rafale reviews came during the oral mentioning of an unrelated case by a lawyer. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday revealed in court that the government’s application to modify the Rafale judgment and separate review pleas by petitioners to re-consider the December […]

Full Budget against Constitution: Yashwant Sinha

‘Economic Survey also against norms’ If the Narendra Modi government presents a full Budget instead of a vote-on-account, it will not only be improper but also unconstitutional, former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha said on Monday. “No Finance Minister has presented a Finance Bill in a vote-on-account session. If this government does that, it will be […]

INTERVIEW: Poll losses show disillusionment: Yashwant Sinha

A power surplus situation points to an underperforming economy, says former finance minister Highlighting wrong assumptions in GDP calculations and falling power demand to support his argument of a faltering economy, former Finance Minister Yahswant Sinha, whose book India Unmade: How Narendra Modi Broke the Economy was released recently, says the recent Assembly elections have shown the growing […]

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 […]

Yashwant Sinha launches ‘Rashtra Manch’ to take on Centre; Shatrughan joins

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday launched a political action group — Rashtra Manch — bringing together politicians across party lines to take on the Centre. Addressing the meeting, Mr. Sinha likened the present situation to conditions prevailing 70 years ago when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and said democracy and its institutions were under […]