Tag Archives: Economy

Excerpt: Modi’s Obsession With Creating History is Hurting the Economy

An excerpt from Yashwant Sinha and Aditya Sinha’s ‘India Unmade’ analyses the prime minister’s style of functioning. At a book launch function in Delhi I had once remarked that in the Mahabharata, among the hundred Kaurava brothers most of us remember only two names: Duryodhana and Dushasana. The rest did not matter. My hint was clearly understood by the […]

“Electoral Gimmick”: Yashwant Sinha on BJP’s Last Interim Budget

Former Finance Minister and BJP Leader Yashwant Sinha talked to BloombergQuint about the interim budget presented by the BJP-led government on Friday, 1 February. Sinha talked about many aspects relating to the budget – has BJP ticked all the right boxes, political implications, if this budget is more like a pre-poll promise and how it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book review: ‘India Unmade: How The Modi Government Broke The Economy’ by Yashwant Sinha and Aditya Sinha

But rather than targeting the PM, they could have generalised their views, as almost all parties have realised that Ayodhya and Sabarimala are potential vote winners and hence a dualistic view has been adopted. or detractors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the performance of the government, India Unmade by Yashwant Sinha and Aditya Sinha would be […]

Yashwant Sinha explains how Modi broke the economy in new book

The former finance minister gives his perspective on demonetisation, the NPA crisis, and the GST fix. Bureaucrat, a finance minister and a politician: Yashwant Sinha has been all of these. Now he adds to this list by playing the role of a dissident. India Unmade consolidates his stated opposition to the duo of Prime Minister […]

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 […]

BOOK EXCERPT: Narendra Modi’s ‘Made In India’ is a failure, says former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in new book

‘The malaise of Indian industry during Modi’s tenure is typified by his most famous flagship scheme, Make in India.’ Modi should have hit the ground running but he did not. Perhaps that’s why he keeps talking about prime ministers who are long dead and gone. Gadkari is continuing with the older ideas on infrastructure, like […]

Narendra Modi government is manipulating data; GDP back series needs to be urgently examined: Yashwant Sinha

At 81, there is no ambition to hold any ministerial post or position in the BJP government; the sole reason that prompted him to turn into a critic and part ways with the party was his disagreement with Narendra Modi’s back-to-back flawed economic policies that has put the nation on the back foot, said former […]

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 […]