Tag Archives: GST

A government whose term is ending, has no business announcing policies: Yashwant Sinha

“I am very happy that more and more people are talking about some kind of universal basic income or income support scheme for farmers”, Yashwant Sinha, Former Finance Minister, tells Supriya Shrinate of ET Now. Sinha also says none of the data released by government has any credibility and that demonetisation and GST played havoc […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Modi must restore BJP to what it was in Vajpayee-Advani times: Yashwant Sinha

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha laments ‘lack of internal democracy’ in the BJP, says supporting Modi for PM in 2014 may have been a mistake.  New Delhi: The Modi government has botched up on a range of fronts, including the economy and agriculture, and the results of the three assembly elections earlier this month should serve as […]

Narendra Modi will not become Prime Minister again: Shatrughan Sinha

In an indirect reference to Arun Jaitley and Smriti Irani, Sinha said if an advocate can speak for hours on the economy and a TV actor become the HRD minister, then he can speak on GST and noteban. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Narendra Modi will not be the Prime Minister again, said Shatrughan Sinha, BJP MP and former […]

Modi Govt, BJP Will See ‘Acche Din’, New India Slogans Recoil In 2019: Yashwant Sinha

GST is a ‘mess’ and 2014’s ‘historic mandate’ has been wasted, says former finance minister Yashwant Sinha in an interview. In the run up to the historic 2014 Lok Sabha election, former finance minister and ex-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Yashwant Sinha thought Narendra Modi was the BJP’s best bet to return to power. However, […]

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 […]

View: Government has simply not created new jobs, writes Yashwant Sinha

By Yashwant Sinha In the last few years, 25 lakh young Indians appeared for a competitive exam for 6,000 Group D jobs in the West Bengal government; 12,453 applied for 18 vacancies for the job of a peon in the Rajasthan govt; and 2.8 crore applied for 90,000 vacancies for train drivers, trackmen, etc, in the […]

Prof Yashwant Sinha’s easy tutorials for Indians on Modinomics

The former finance minister takes down the Narendra Modi government’s handling of the economy – be it the GST roll out, the rising NPAs or the sleight of hand it plays with economic data Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha cut the clutter of jargon to offer a lucid overview of the current state of the […]