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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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  • Opinion: Why Indus Waters Treaty Should Be Used Against Pak
    Yashwant Sinha
    Our problem is that we are too conscious of our international image; like good schoolboys, we would not like to do any thing that will affect our image, or besmirch our clean school uniform.
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  • Opinion: Don't Be Taken In By US. Fight Against Pak Is Ours Alone.
    Yashwant Sinha
    I have been firmly convinced for many years now that the US will never like to lose Pakistan as an ally, however close we get to it. It will never pay more than lip service to our concerns on terrorism. And I am not saying this without reason.
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  • Opinion: China Pushed Aside India In Myanmar. Why That Must Change.
    Yashwant Sinha
    Myanmar is an important neighbor of India and both countries have enjoyed a very close relationship in the past. But despite the physical proximity and the close relationship of the past, the distance between the two countries was allowed to increase because Myanmar came under military rule and remained under it for decades.
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  • Opinion: PM Modi Must Not Abandon The Movement India Led
    Yashwant Sinha
    I shall strongly recommend that PM Modi personally attend both the NAM summit and the UNGA in order to continue the momentum which he has created through his various visits abroad in the last two years.
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  • Opinion: All Indian PMs Think They Will Drive A Change With Pakistan
    Yashwant Sinha
    I have been critical of the Prime Minister in the past for his Pakistan policy. But on this occasion, I would applaud him for this change in India's policy towards Pakistan.
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  • Opinion: Nitish Kumar Acting Like A Man Possessed
    Yashwant Sinha
    In the run-up to the assembly elections in Bihar, Nitish had made a promise to the electorate that he would introduce prohibition in the state if he formed the government. He got the mandate from the people and nobody can grudge him the right to introduce a ban on alcohol.
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  • Opinion: Chief Justice Of India Broke Down. What's Going Wrong.
    Yashwant Sinha
    Chief Justice of India TS Thakur broke down at a meeting in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, talking about the unprecedented pressure judges in the country work under.
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  • Opinion: Modi Should Have Spoken In Parliament On Dalit Attacks
    Yashwant Sinha
    Politics is notorious for its uncertainties. What has happened over the last few days only confirms this theory further. Who would have imagined that atrocities against the Dalits would suddenly become the most distressing national issue?
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  • Opinion: India Has Been Outwitted By China On This Front Too
    Yashwant Sinha
    China has paid far greater attention to the countries in Africa and Latin America than India has. China's trade with these countries is often ten to twenty times more than India's. They are also involved more in the developmental processes of these countries than we are. We have a lot of catching up to do when compared to China.
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  • Opinion: Government May Ignore <i>Desi</i> Critics, But What About US?
    Yashwant Sinha
    US's State Department has said that though India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, the depressed investor sentiment suggests that the 7.5% growth rate maybe overstated.
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