Tag Archives: Rafale Deal

SC to hear on Feb 26 pleas seeking review of Rafale verdict

The Supreme Court will hear on February 26 the two petitions seeking review of its December 14 verdict that had dismissed pleas challenging the deal between India and France for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets. The review petition has been filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie as also activist lawyer […]

Rafale Case: Sinha and Shourie Seek Perjury Action Against Officials

Former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie as also activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan moved the Supreme Court on Monday, 18 February, seeking initiation of perjury proceedings against central government officials for allegedly giving “false or misleading” information in a sealed cover in the high-profile Rafale case. The apex court on 14 December last year […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PM Modi obsessed with creating history everyday: Yashwant Sinha

Modi is the kind of man who wants to do everything himself and who is obsessed with creating history everyday. If he can become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Timbuktu he would do so whether it is necessary and impactful or not, says former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha. There is one thing he […]

Shocked and disappointed, say Sinha, Shourie and Bhushan

The following are excerpts from a press note issued by former minister Yashwant Sinha, former editor Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan, three of the petitioners in the Rafale case: We sought a court-monitored investigation (when the CBI did not register an FIR on our complaint which is mandatory as per law). The court’s judgment […]

In Rafale Deal, PM Modi “Compromising National Security”: Ex-BJP Leaders

Ex-BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie say the government “spun a web of lies to protect PM Modi’s culpability in the largest defence scam”. NEW DELHI:  Alleging Prime Narendra Modi’s “personal culpability” in the Rafale jet purchases, former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie today accused the Prime Minister of “compromising national security” […]