Tag Archives: Vajpayee

Mahagathbandhan will be reality only if parties decide on seat sharing: Yashwant Sinha

HAZARIBAGH: A final decision on the proposed ‘mahagathbandhan’ at the national level can be taken only after the opposition parties decide on a seat sharing formula, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Wednesday. “The real shape of the mahagathbandhan against the BJP-led NDA is yet to take place and one cannot say how it […]

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 […]

“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 […]

BSP, SP should have included Congress in Uttar Pradesh alliance to finish the game: Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha said the idea of putting up a common opposition candidate against the BJP has not materialised. NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha says the BSP and Samajwadi Party opposition unity against the BJP in the coming Lok Sabha elections is a “work in progress” but feels that the two parties should have […]

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 […]

‘No hesitation in admitting that I was mistaken on Modi’ – Yashwant Sinha

DH EXCLUSIVE | Interview with former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Senior politician Yashwant Sinha, who quit BJP earlier this year, is a vocal critique of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his latest book ‘India Unmade: How the Modi Government Broke the Economy’ is a scathing critique of the regime. He believes Modi added to the […]

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, […]

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 […]