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  • Imperative to keep nation's sentiments high to have good economic growth: Yashwant Sinha Sep 25, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    Imperative to keep nation's sentiments high to have good economic growth: Yashwant Sinha

    'It is not unusual for the economy to rise or fall. In a globally entwined economy, we cannot divorce ourselves from the global factors. We need to keep non-economic extraneous factors in the record as well,' Sinha said.

  • Yashwant Sinha has got a new role in West Bengal elections Mar 16, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Yashwant Sinha has got a new role in West Bengal elections

    TMC supporters argue that Yashwant Sinha’s words still carry weight among the educated middle classes, significant sections of which in West Bengal, the bhadralok, are gravitating towards the BJP 

  • Yashwant Sinha appointed Trinamool vice president within two days of joining Mar 15, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Yashwant Sinha appointed Trinamool vice president within two days of joining

    The former Bharatiya Janata Party leader, who is a bitter critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime, has also been made a member of TMC’s national working committee.

  • Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joins Trinamool Congress Mar 13, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joins Trinamool Congress

    After joining the TMC, Sinha said, "You must be surprised why at this age when I’d distanced myself from party politics. Why am I joining a party and turning active? I’d like to say the country is going through an extraordinary situation."

  • Yashwant Sinha on dharna at Rajghat, demands use of armed forces to help migrants reach home May 18, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Yashwant Sinha on dharna at Rajghat, demands use of armed forces to help migrants reach home

    Sinha, a former BJP leader and a trenchant critic of the Narendra Modi government, said civilian authorities, be it the central or state dispensations, have "failed" migrant workers who have been compelled to walk on roads, with some even dying in the process.

  • Can't ignore states, anti-CAA resolutions: Yashwant Sinha Jan 27, 2020 04:38 PM IST

    Can't ignore states, anti-CAA resolutions: Yashwant Sinha

    "There is a constitutional crisis. You cannot ignore state governments. You have to take them into confidence," Sinha said when asked about resolutions passed by states against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

  • CAA ploy to divert people's attention from eco slowdown: Sinha Jan 12, 2020 06:33 PM IST

    CAA ploy to divert people's attention from eco slowdown: Sinha

    "All sections of the society are disenchanted with the functioning of the government. Those in the government are great experts at diverting attention.

  • In The News podcast | Foreign envoys' Kashmir visit; Yashwant Sinha’s anti-CAA yatra; Megxit and more Jan 09, 2020 08:41 PM IST

    In The News podcast | Foreign envoys' Kashmir visit; Yashwant Sinha’s anti-CAA yatra; Megxit and more

    Tune in to In The News for the top developments of the day.

  • Economic situation 'bad', 5% growth estimate 'imaginary': Yashwant Sinha Jan 08, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Economic situation 'bad', 5% growth estimate 'imaginary': Yashwant Sinha

    India's GDP growth is seen dipping to an 11-year low of 5 per cent in the current fiscal, mainly due to poor showing by manufacturing and construction sectors, government data showed on Tuesday.

  • Yashwant Sinha to lead Mumbai-Delhi yatra against CAA, JNU violence Jan 08, 2020 08:10 PM IST

    Yashwant Sinha to lead Mumbai-Delhi yatra against CAA, JNU violence

    The 82-year-old bureaucrat-turned-politician said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), passed by Parliament last month, and fear of NRC have disturbed peace.

  • Sharad Pawar to join Yashwant Sinha in his yatra against CAA, NRC Jan 08, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar to join Yashwant Sinha in his yatra against CAA, NRC

    The NCP made the announcement after Sinha, a former NDA minister, met Pawar in Mumbai on January 8.

  • Govt wanted Kashmir like rest of India, ended up making India like Kashmir: Yashwant Sinha Jan 06, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Govt wanted Kashmir like rest of India, ended up making India like Kashmir: Yashwant Sinha

    Sinha said he was part of a five-member group which had visited Kashmir amid restrictions and shutdowns there around four years ago and after talking to locals and stakeholders drafted a report for the central government with a proposal for dialogue to resolve the situation.

  • FM's remarks on economy disappointing in extreme: Yashwant Sinha Nov 29, 2019 05:15 PM IST

    FM's remarks on economy disappointing in extreme: Yashwant Sinha

    Sinha said the root cause of the current economic crisis is 'death of demand' in the country.

  • Yashwant Sinha announces plan to visit Kashmir from November 22-25 Nov 20, 2019 05:59 PM IST

    Yashwant Sinha announces plan to visit Kashmir from November 22-25

    The members of the Concerned Citizens' Group plan to return on November 25 and will then release their report on the ground situation in the region, Sinha said.

  • Ayodhya judgment flawed, but we need to move on: Yashwant Sinha Nov 18, 2019 07:50 AM IST

    Ayodhya judgment flawed, but we need to move on: Yashwant Sinha

    Asked about his views about the historical verdict, he said, "The SC judgment is a faulty judgment, it is full of flaws, but I will still ask the Muslim community to accept the judgment and put the whole thing behind us.

  • How would Ola, Uber cause truck sales to plummet: Yashwant Sinha Sep 15, 2019 09:22 AM IST

    How would Ola, Uber cause truck sales to plummet: Yashwant Sinha

    "People in the government are making weird statements. These statements will not lead to betterment of economy. But they will definitely affect the government's image," Sinha said.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to sack Narendra Modi in 2002, Advani stalled it: Yashwant Sinha May 10, 2019 06:40 PM IST

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to sack Narendra Modi in 2002, Advani stalled it: Yashwant Sinha

    Speaking at a meet-the-press programme here, the former Union finance minister also dismissed as a non-issue the controversy over the alleged misuse of INS Viraat by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

  • Opinion | Did the government really achieve its disinvestment target? Mar 25, 2019 09:51 AM IST

    Opinion | Did the government really achieve its disinvestment target?

    Raiding the balance sheet of PSUs and forcing them to buy other state-owned companies will not help in the long run and is best avoided

  • BJP critic Yashwant Sinha gives 'unsolicited advice' to Rahul Gandhi. Here's what he said Mar 20, 2019 03:04 PM IST

    BJP critic Yashwant Sinha gives 'unsolicited advice' to Rahul Gandhi. Here's what he said

    The Congress is yet to finalise alliances in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Delhi which account for 61 seats in Lok Sabha.

  • Constitutional institutions decimated under Modi regime: Yashwant Sinha Feb 27, 2019 10:44 PM IST

    Constitutional institutions decimated under Modi regime: Yashwant Sinha

    He was more critical of the way how Prime Minister Narendra Modi has used the occasion of the National War Memorial dedication earlier this week to drive political mileage and sought to credit his party for the memorial.

  • Mahagathbandhan will be reality only if Opposition parties decide on seat sharing: Yashwant Sinha Feb 20, 2019 09:47 PM IST

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

    "The real shape of the mahagathbandhan against the BJP-led NDA is yet to take place and one cannot say how it will be decided," the former external affairs minister told PTI.

  • Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan seek perjury action against officials in Rafale case Feb 18, 2019 09:52 PM IST

    Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan seek perjury action against officials in Rafale case

    The plea, which has been filed in the disposed of PIL, said that the note on pricing was not shared with the petitioners.

  • Yashwant Sinha claims economic data being 'manipulated' by BJP govt Feb 11, 2019 07:50 AM IST

    Yashwant Sinha claims economic data being 'manipulated' by BJP govt

    Delivering a lecture on 'State of the Nation and the way forward' here, Sinha, who had quit the BJP last year, referred to the recent resignation of two members of the National Statistical Commission and the issue of data's authenticity.

  • Yashwant Sinha demands probe into alleged Rs 31,000 cr fund diversion by DHFL Jan 29, 2019 07:58 PM IST

    Yashwant Sinha demands probe into alleged Rs 31,000 cr fund diversion by DHFL

    According to a Cobrapost expose, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) through layers of shell companies allegedly siphoned off Rs 31,000 crore out of total bank loans of Rs 97,000 crore.

  • Will be unconstitutional for govt to present full budget: Yashwant Sinha Jan 28, 2019 06:23 PM IST

    Will be unconstitutional for govt to present full budget: Yashwant Sinha

    A strong critic of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government, Sinha also accused it of "dressing up" economic figures despite the country facing an "unprecedented" agrarian distress, employment not picking up and the huge non-performing asset (NPA) problem being not tackled the way it should have been.

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