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  • Opinion: When Vajpayee Summoned Sushma Swaraj And Me
    Yashwant Sinha
    Both Houses of Parliament reconvened for the second part of the budget session on March 5, 2018. For three weeks now, disruptions have not allowed the Houses of Parliament to function at all. There was no discussion on the budget presented on February 1 this year.
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  • Opinion: Dramatic Change In Perception Of BJP This Month
    Yashwant Sinha
    Why is this happening? Why is the NDA unraveling? The reason is not far to seek. They all have sensed the mood of the people, which has decisively turned against the BJP. Instead of being an asset, the BJP may have become a liability of them.
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  • Opinion: The Rajya Sabha Injustice Done To Shatrughan, Arun Shourie
    Yashwant Sinha
    One thing however is crystal clear. Rules are made in the BJP only to be broken.
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  • Opinion: How To Fix Banking Crisis, Stop Nirav Modi-Like Scams
    Yashwant Sinha
    The banking sector is the lifeline of the economy which will grow only if banks lend money to promoters for making fresh investments for genuine projects, specially in the private sector.
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  • Opinion: China Gains Over India In Maldives, Lanka And Pak
    Yashwant Sinha
    Foreign policy is considered by almost everyone as the most outstanding success story of the present government. Unfortunately, the situation on the ground does not confirm that view.
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  • Opinion: 10 Questions For Arun Jaitley On Nirav Modi Scam
    Yashwant Sinha
    The Nirav Modi scam has not only exposed the frailties of the banking system in the country but also sullied the sparkling image of the Modi government. It was but natural for a political slugfest to break out as a result of this scam, but in the confusion created by the allegations and counter allegations, truth has become a casualty.
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  • Opinion: Let's Not Go Ga-Ga Over New GDP Figures
    Yashwant Sinha
    I wish the Indian economy the best in the coming days. My quarrel is with those who tend to go gaga over the slightest improvement or inconsequential certificates from external agencies.
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  • Opinion: On Nuclear Front, Modi Government Redeems Itself A Little
    Yashwant Sinha
    The government of India has finally decided to go ahead and set up ten nuclear reactors to produce 7,000 MWe of electricity at the rate of 700 MWe each. All these reactors will be pressurized heavy water reactors and will be indigenously produced. We are celebrating because never before has the construction of so many reactors been cleared in one g...
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  • Opinion: The Supreme Court Has Got It All Wrong On Kashmir
    Yashwant Sinha
    I do not know what prompted the Bar Association of J&K to approach the Supreme Court for a ban on the use of pellet guns in Kashmir. I am not even privy to the arguments it put fourth for imposing such a ban. But if the plea of the Association came as a surprise, the observations of the court have left me completely baffled.
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  • Opinion: PM Makes No Inroads Into Kashmir's Hearts And Minds
    Yashwant Sinha
    I have no doubt in my mind that the situation has been allowed to go from bad to worse while the rest of India remains in denial. Our indifference to the continued violence in the Valley and the loss of precious human lives there is a matter of great concern.
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  • Opinion: On This Crucial Front, Modi Government As Poor As UPA
    Yashwant Sinha
    On both counts therefore, namely, stalled projects and NPAs of banks, the record of the government and specially of the Ministry of Finance during the last 30 months of its rule leaves much to be desired, to say the least. Faster clearance of pending projects would have created fresh demand in the economy, generated further employment opportunities...
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  • Opinion: Why Kashmir Is So Angry With Us
    Yashwant Sinha
    The feeling of discrimination extends from ill-treating Kashmiris in the rest of India, to the PM not attending the funeral of Chief Mufti though doing so in the case of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, to arresting the children under the infamous Public Safety Act and keeping them in regular jails with hardened criminals instead of juvenile homes, to ...
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  • Opinion: Team Modi Must Plan For These 4 Big Disruptors To The Economy
    Yashwant Sinha
    What is important for us politicians to remember however is that the aam aadmi is not concerned with theories. He wants results, and if we fail to provide the people with job opportunities in adequate numbers, they will be disappointed.
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  • Opinion: On Everything Nuclear, Pakistan Been Far Cleverer Than India
    Yashwant Sinha
    Pakistan has quietly entered into arrangements with China under which it gets what India gets under the nuclear deal with America and more, but without any of the conditionalities which cripple us under the US deal.
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  • Opinion: Measuring PM Modi's Chest Needs A Bigger Tape Now
    Yashwant Sinha
    The Indian armed forces have shown the mettle they are made of; the Prime Minister has shown the will power he possesses. Those who were trying to measure his chest must be looking for a new and much bigger tape.
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