Tag Archives: Centre

Rafale order: Supreme Court agrees to hear review pleas in open court

On December 14, the bench had dismissed petitions seeking a court-monitored probe into the purchase of the fighter aircraft from France finding “no occasion to doubt the (decision-making) process” leading to the award of the contract. A bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph took […]

Breaking News: SC Allows Open Hearing Of Rafale Review Petitions

The Supreme Court has allowed open hearing of Rafale review petitions. The bench of CJI Gogoi, Justice S K Kaul and K M Joseph decided today in the chambers to hear the review petitions in open court. Along with the review petitions, the Court will also hear the correction petition filed by the Central Government, […]

Narendra Modi will be ousted from power in 2019 elections: Yashwant Sinha

Former BJP leader says prime minister is a threat to democracy. Dubai: In recent years, India’s former finance minister Yashwant Sinha has emerged as the most vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sinha, who until recently was part of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, last month filed a petition in Supreme Court accusing the Prime […]

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 […]

On Rafale Controversy, How Seriously Should We Take The Sinha-Shourie-Bhushan Trio?

Snapshot In a jointly held press conference, Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, and Prashant Bhushan suggested that there was a “major scandal” surrounding the Rafale deal. Do they have a point? Here’s an assessment of the claims. Late on Wednesday evening (8 August) in Singapore, a good friend forwarded me this link and asked me to go through […]

Media Coverage (Or Lack of It) of Rafale Presser by Shourie, Sinha

Two former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Cabinet ministers and a well-known activist-lawyer call the Rafale deal a ‘monumental criminal misconduct’ orchestrated by the ruling government. Sounds like a big deal? It probably is, especially since the allegation is that it concerns national security and could cost the public Rs 35,000 crore. The Quint analyses how – […]

When People Ask Me “After Modi, Who?” – By Yashwant Sinha

I was invited to a book launch function recently. After the book was formally released and the speeches were over, a woman who appeared to be well-educated asked me a pointed question. In my speech earlier, I had been critical of the government on various issues. The woman said she agreed with me but was […]

BJP Leader Yashwant Sinha Launches ‘Rashtra Manch’ National Forum To Take On Central Govt

Comparing the present day situation to that of 70 years back when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha launched a new political action group ‘Rashtra Manch’ on Tuesday to start a movement against the policies of the central government. BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha led a group of political leaders including Trinamool Congress […]

भाजपा के असंतुष्ट नेता यशवंत सिन्हा ने बनाया केंद्र के खिलाफ ‘राष्ट्र मंच’, शत्रुघ्न भी हुए शामिल

नई दिल्ली, प्रेट्र। भाजपा से कई महीनों की तल्खी के बाद असंतुष्ट नेता यशवंत सिन्हा ने मंगलवार को एक राजनीतिक मंच की शुरुआत की। इसमें भाजपा सांसद शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा की अगुआई में कई राजनेता शामिल हुए। नए राजनीतिक प्लेटफार्म को ‘राष्ट्र मंच’ नाम दिया गया है। -केंद्र की नीतियों के खिलाफ आंदोलन शुरू करेगा राजनीतिक कार्रवाई […]