Category Archives: Times of India

Cooperative federalism is in danger: Yashwant Sinha

BHUBANESWAR: Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said cooperative federalism was in danger in the country. The state should get a fair deal and the people sitting in Delhi should not decide the development plans of a small area by bypassing the state government, he said at a conference here. “A state knows […]

Arvind Kejriwal to address rally tomorrow

CHANDIGARH: As the first political rally of Aam Aadmi Party is going to be organised on Sunday, the party has been mobilising the public to come to the Rally Ground. AAP’s national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will address the rally. Besides Kejriwal, estranged BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha and […]

Mahagathbandhan will be reality only if parties decide on seat sharing: Yashwant Sinha

HAZARIBAGH: A final decision on the proposed ‘mahagathbandhan’ at the national level can be taken only after the opposition parties decide on a seat sharing formula, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Wednesday. “The real shape of the mahagathbandhan against the BJP-led NDA is yet to take place and one cannot say how it […]

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu’s day-long dharna turns into stage for opposition unity

NEW DELHI: Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s daylong fast on Monday, demanding special status for the state, turned out to be the rallying point for opposition leaders seeking to put up a united front against the BJP-led NDA for the Lok Sabha polls. Shortly after Naidu sat on the day-long fast at Andhra Bhavan, […]

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 […]

Centre trying to interfere in working of statistics dept: Yashwant Sinha

Amid a raging row over the revised economic growth numbers, former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Thursday accused the NDA dispensation of trying to interfere with the system of collecting statistics, saying no previous government had ever done it. Interacting with reporters at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia here, Sinha alleged that […]

Not so ‘acche din’ for party in 2019, says Shatrughan Sinha

ALLAHABAD: BJP MP and veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has said that “going through the current scenario, it would not be easy for the party to win 2019 parliamentary polls as situation is not similar to 2014 when it won the elections with a convincing majority.” “The popularity of the party has undoubtedly come down as […]

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 […]

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 […]