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22-Nov-2019 Srinagar

Yashwant Sinha led group meets trade body in Kashmir

Former Union Minister and Concerned Citizen’s Group (CCG) senior member, Yashwant Sinha on Friday held person to person meeting with Kashmir Chamber of Industry and Commerce (KCC&), a trade body in Kashmir. The meeting was held in the afternoon in Srinagar.Yashwant...

01-May-2019 Lucknow

Rajnath Singh not capable of winning seat: Yashwant Sinha

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday attacked Home Minister Rajnath Singh and said he is not capable of winning the Lucknow parliamentary seat.He made the remarks in an interaction with the media while campaigning for 'gathbandhan' candidate...

10-Feb-2019 Guwahati

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...

07-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Upper caste reservation is 'jumla': Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Finance Minister Yahswant 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 and educational institutions.Sinha questioned the government's...

20-Dec-2018 New Delhi

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...

09-Dec-2018 Kolkata

Yashwant Sinha yet again compares Narendra Modi with Tughluq

Charging the Narendra Modi government with destroying and compromising all important institutions of democracy, including the Union Cabinet, Parliament, Supreme Court and the media, former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Sunday said the only way out...

11-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Modi's personal culpability in Rafale scam: Shourie, Sinha

Alleging Narendra Modi's "personal culpability" in the Rafale jet purchases, former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Tuesday accused the Prime Minister of "compromising national security" by unilaterally finalising the deal, shunning every rule...

11-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Wrong to blame OPEC for soaring fuel prices : Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday flayed the Modi government for blaming international factors for fuel prices reaching an all-time high."They are now blaming international reasons for the rise in prices, but for the last four years...

08-Sep-2018 Noida

Yashwant Sinha attacks Modi, says people won't tolerate lies

In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday said that lies of someone occupying top office in the country does not go unnoticed, as people are smart enough to see through such lies."Politicians...

04-Sep-2018 Ahmedabad

'Will take Hardik's agitation to national level'

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha and BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday called on fasting Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel and said that they will take his agitation over the demand for reservation for Patels and farm debt waiver to the national level.On...

08-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Yashwant Sinha, Shourie say Rafale biggest defence scandal

Former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Wednesday alleged that the Rafale jet deal was "unilaterally" finalized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by violating mandatory procedures, and this defence scandal was "larger than any thus far."Activist-lawyer...

17-May-2018 New Delhi

Karnataka was 'rehearsal' of LS polls : Yashwant Sinha

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday termed the political developments in Karnataka as a "rehearsal" for the Lok Sabha elections and criticised Governor Vajubhai Vala for not adhering to his responsibilities.Sinha also sat on a protest outside Rashtrapati...

21-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Yashwant Sinha announces end of his association with BJP

Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign...

06-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Won't leave BJP, let it throw me out if it wants : Yashwant Sinha

Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday categorically said he would not leave the BJP but said the party could throw him out if it so desired because of his criticism.He also accused the Narendra Modi government of not fulfilling the promises it had...

06-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Completely dismayed by GST council's approach : Yashwant Sinha

Criticising the Narendra Modi government for bringing changes in GST rates in terms of various items, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said this was not the correct way and that he was "completely dismayed by the approach of GST council" led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley."Can...

06-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Farmers' incomes declined 1.38% since 2014 : Yashwant Sinha

Criticising the recent budget announcements of the Narendra Modi government, former minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said currently there is distress in rural India with farmers' income declining by 1.38 per cent in the last four years."There is...

06-Feb-2018 Kolkata

Farmers' incomes have declined 1.38% since 2014: Yashwant Sinha

Criticising the recent budget announcements of the Narendra Modi government, BJP leader and former Union mMinister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said currently there is distress in rural India with farmers' income declining by 1.38 per cent in the last four years."There...

03-Feb-2018 Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh)

Yashwant Sinha on sit-in in MP, gets AAP support

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday extended its support to 81-year-old former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who is on a sit-in here to fight for the rights of displaced farmers in Madhya Pradesh.Alok Agarwal, AAP convenor of Madhya...

21-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Delhi MLAs disqualification 'Tughlaqshahi' : Yashwant Sinha

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday termed President Ram Nath Kovind's approval of Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs as "Tughlaqshahi" (arbitrary)."President's order disqualifying the 20 AAP MLAs is complete miscarriage of...

13-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Take note of what judges said, raise your voice : Yashwant Sinha

A day after four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court went public with their differences with Chief Justice Dipak Misra, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said it is "our bounden duty to take note of what the judges have said and raise our voice for...

06-Dec-2017 Akola (Maharashtra)

Yashwant Sinha suspends farmers' stir after demands conceded

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday "suspended" his three-day-long farmers agitation after the Maharashtra government conceded all the seven major demands here."Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to us today. We had a...

05-Dec-2017 Akola (Maharashtra)

Maharashta government irate as police feed agitating Yashwant Sinha

Senior Maharashtra government officials reportedly objected when some police officials offered tea and snacks to senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and others who have laid siege at the police headquarters here since Monday to fight for farmers' issues. However...

05-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Protesting for farmers' rights, says BJP leader Yashwant Sinha

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who was detained a day ago for holding a demonstration in Akola in Maharashtra, said his protest was purely for the rights of farmers and there was no political meaning to it.Sinha was detained by police on Monday evening along...

10-Nov-2017 Patna

Sack Jaitley over GST, Yashwant Sinha tells Modi

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sack Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a bid to improve the country's economy."Modi should remove or change the Finance Minister if we want to improve the country's economic condition,"...

10-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Probe Jayant Sinha, but also probe Jay Shah : Yashwant Sinha

Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Friday said that all politicians whose names crop up in the "Paradise Papers" -- including that of his son Jayant Sinha -- must be probed, as also should the alleged spike in turnover of BJP chief...

10-Nov-2017 Patna

Demonetisation has failed: Yashwant Sinha

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday rubbished Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim that demonetisation was successful, saying that the exercise had actually failed."Notebandi has failed as its objective was not fulfilled. There is no black money return,"...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Lack of jobs will be major issue in next LS polls: Yashwant Sinha

Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha remains unfazed by all the criticism he has faced for his strong critique of the economy and asserts that lack of jobs will be a major issue in the next Lok Sabha elections.He also feels any attempt at polarising voters on issues...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Fear stalks India : Arvind Kejriwal

Alleging that an atmosphere of fear had now gripped India, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday praised BJP leader Yashwant Sinha for speaking out against the government over economic issues."Nowadays there is an atmosphere of fear all around. Everyone...

05-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Can't watch 'cheerharan' of economy silently : Yashwant Sinha

In a riposte to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Thursday said he won't watch silently when the Indian economy was facing "cheerharan" -- like Bhishma when Draupadi was disrobed in the Mahabharata.Replying to Modi's speech...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Yashwant Sinha sticks to his guns, finds support from Shatrughan

A defiant Yashwant Sinha on Thursday stuck to his stand on his criticism of the government, saying he had to go public with his views on the state of economy because the doors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP were shut for him.Sinha also felt...

28-Sep-2017 New Delhi

BJP MP questions Yashwant Sinha's achievements as FM

 Targeting former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, BJP MP and President of the party's Kisan Morcha Virendra Singh Mast on Thursday sought to know Sinha's own achievements as the country's Finance Minister."The concerns Yashwant Sinha has raised (on NDA government's...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Yashwant Sinha ruffles many in BJP with stinging critique on economy

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has ruffled feathers in the ruling BJP with his strong critique on the state of Indian economy, saying it was headed for a "hard landing". The government rejected the criticism while the Congress hailed his assessment.In an...

27-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Economy in downward spiral, hard landing inevitable: Yashwant Sinha

 Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in hard-hitting remarks has lashed out at "superman" Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the Indian economy which is headed for a "hard landing" as sector after sector is slipping into distress.In an editorial...

18-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Yashwant Sinha led delegation meets CM

The delegation of prominent citizens led by former Foreign Minister, Yashwant Sinha, who are on a visit to Kashmir Valley, called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today.The delegation apprised the Chief Minister about the series of meetings they...

18-Aug-2017 Srinagar

Yashwant Sinha meets Governor N.N. Vohra

Yashwant Sinha, former Union Minister, accompanied by Sushobha Barve, Executive Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation (CDR); Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) Kapil Kak and Sh. Bharat Bhushan former Editor and senior journalist, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the...

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Growth after demonetisation has actually fallen to 5% : Yashwant Sinha

Former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha says the Indian economy is actually growing at five per cent as against the over 7 per cent recorded by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).The government has said the economy is growing at over 7 per cent...

06-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Hold BJP responsible for breaking Kashmir promises: Yashwant Sinha

The BJP should be held to its promise of dialogue with all stakeholders, including Hurriyat, and even Pakistan, as that is the only way out of the present imbroglio in Jammu and Kashmir, says senior party leader Yashwant Sinha.He feels that after having...

05-Jul-2017 New Delhi

Vigilante killings will damage India's economy : Yashwant Sinha

In strong disapproval of the recent spate of lynchings in the name of cow protection, veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has said the such incidents create a bad image for the country abroad and serve as disincentive for foreign investments."My view is that...

12-May-2017 New Delhi

Indians concerned about Kashmir situation : Yashwant Sinha

Reiterating that dialogue is the only way to settle Kashmir issue, senior Bhartiya Janata Party leader and former Union Minister, Yashwant Sinha Friday said that majority of the Indians are concerned about present Kashmir situation and want blood-bath should end.“Let...

29-Mar-2017 New Delhi

GoI yet to respond to our report : Yashwant Sinha

Former Indian Foreign Minister and senior Bhartiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha Wednesday revealed that there was no response from Government of India on the Kashmir Report submitted by his team so far.“Government of India has not responded yet to the...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Immediately begin dialogue on Kashmir : Yashwant Sinha

Voicing concern at the "deteriorating situation" in the Kashmir Valley, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday asked the Centre to begin the process of dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir by involving all the stakeholders."We are deeply concerned at the...

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