Tag Archives: Arun Shourie

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 […]

How Corporate rivalry is impacting national interest (Rafale investigation Part I)

A recent European Union intelligence sharing exercise with India has revealed that Lockheed Martin, the US-headquartered company which manufactures the F-16 fighter jets, has been up to mischief mongering on the Rafale issue. The Rafale jets, which India wants, is manufactured by the French aerospace company Dassault Aviation, a rival of Lockheed Martin. That Lockheed […]

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 […]

Mamata Banerjee’s rally was aimed at saving democracy, says Shatrughan Sinha

The actor-turned-politician and Patna Sahib MP, who had rankled the party by his presence at the rally and speaking about “tanashahi” (dictatorship) prevailing under the leadership of Modi and Amit Shah as against “lokshahi” (democracy) that characterized the Atal-Advani era, sought to twist the knife with a couple of tweets. Firing a fresh salvo at […]

Fight not to remove PM Modi, but against a mindset, says former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha batted for a united opposition candidate against the BJP in 2019 elections. The former Union Minister made fun of Modi’s government’s slogan of “sabka saath sabka vikas” and said the apt slogan would be “sabka saath sabka vinash”. The opposition’s efforts to form a grand alliance is not an attempt to remove Prime […]

A Complete Lowdown of Who Said What at Mamata’s Mega Oppn Rally

A score of Opposition leaders came together in Kolkata on Saturday, 19 January, to attend Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banjerjee’s ‘United India Rally’. The event was organised to showcase a united front against the BJP ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “The BJP government has crossed its expiry date,” said West Bengal CM Mamata […]

Rebel BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha asks why PM Modi refuses to do candid interviews and only goes for staged ones

In a series of tweets, Shatrughan Sinha also dubbed Modi’s recent interview as “well scripted, choreographed, well researched and rehearsed” Dissident BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha Thursday took an apparent jibe at Prime Minster Narendra Modi and asked him to take “candid” and “extempore” questions from “genuine journalists”, wondering why he had not addressed a single […]

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan move SC seeking review

The Rafale fighter is a twin-engine Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) manufactured by French aerospace company Dassault Aviation. New Delhi: Former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, and advocate Prashant Bhushan Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking review of its December 14 verdict dismissing all PILs alleging irregularities in the procurement of 36 […]

Insolvency process: Competition Commission should see if monopolies are forming, says Yashwant Sinha

The former finance minister says private investment must be promoted to help turn India’s economy around. Over the last four-and-a-half years, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government has done much to constrict India’s economy. Demonetisation hurt the smallest businesses: those of the self-employed. Their incomes are yet to return to pre-demonetisation levels. Many […]

Yashwant Sinha: Just to take credit, Modi simply renamed existing schemes

There is one thing he has done which no PM has done before — he has taken most of the existing govt programmes and renamed them, so that the credit and glory accumulate to him, says Yashwant Sinha Modi is the kind of man who wants to do everything himself and who is obsessed with […]