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Yashwant Sinha claims economic data being “manipulated” by BJP govt

During demonetisation period also, data were “fudged” and the country’s growth data was revised at 8.2 per cent, Yashwant Sinha claimed. GUWAHATI: Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha Sunday claimed all the economical data, including the growth figures, are being “manipulated” by the BJP-led Central government to give a “false impression” of development. Delivering a lecture on ‘State […]

Citizenship Bill will not be passed: Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 will not be passed in the Rajya Sabha even as he insisted that the Modi government is not going to come to power for a second time. The veteran politician, who quit the BJP last year, said this here while delivering a talk organised by a citizens’ forum. “Before […]

Assam: Citizenship Bill will not be passed, says former finance minister

Modi government will not come to power for a second time; asserts Yashwant Sinha while delivering a talk on ‘State of the Nation and the Way Forward’ in Guwahati Terming the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as wrong from all aspects and against the ethos of the country, former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said that the Bill […]

“No Need To Ask Modi Versus Who”: Yashwant Sinha On Opposition Unity

He also said even if the concept of one common candidate against the Bharatiya Janata Party has not emerged so far “closer to elections” it may materialise NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha has said opposition unity against the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections is a “work in progress” but underlined that […]

“BJP Planning A Coup?”: CBI vs Kolkata Police Showdown Triggers Outcry

Leading the opposition’s onslaught was Lalu Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav, who said the state government had to take the move due to the “political decisions” the CBI had been taking at the behest of the BJP. KOLKATA: A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team’s surprise visit to the Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar’s house triggered […]

“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 […]

Why speak of Thugbandhan when NDA has 42 parties: Shatrughan Sinha

In a series of tweets, the Patna Sahib MP also remarked that while the PMs recent Pariksha pe charcha initiative was laudable, the government would do well to focus on the parikshas (tests) faced by itself which included sensitive issues like the Citizenship Amendment Bill and great agni pariksha of general elections. Disgruntled BJP MP […]

Too early to predict Priyanka impact on UP results: Yashwant

Congress may enter a tactical understanding with the BSP-SP, says former finance minister. Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday expressed confidence that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into politics would make an impact on the elections but he steered clear of forecasting its effect on the electoral battleground of Uttar Pradesh. Asked for his […]

Yashwant Sinha: Upper caste reservation is ‘jumla’

Sinha questioned the government’s intent citing legal complexities and the paucity of time as the current session of Parliament is scheduled to end on Tuesday Former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday dubbed as “jumla” (fake promise) the Modi governments move to approve 10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes in jobs […]

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 […]