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Jaswant Singh

Jaswant Singh: A Proud Liberal Democrat

Sep 27, 2020 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Jaswant Singh would be particularly remembered for reorienting India’s foreign policy at the turn of the 21st century as India became a nuclear power.

Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh Dies At 82, Tributes Pour In

Sep 27, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Former Union Minister and stalwart BJP Leader Jaswant Singh died at 82 in Delhi this morning after prolonged illness.

Rajasthan Elections: Congress Fields Jaswant Singh’s Son Manvendra Against Vasundhara Raje

Elections in Rajasthan will be held on December 7. Counting of votes will take place on December 11.

Jaswant Singh’s Son Manvendra, Former BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh Join Congress

Oct 17, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leaders believe his joining the party will help bring in Rajput votes in the assembly polls.

23 March, 2014

'Silence Is Always Dignified'

Arun Jaitley

The BJP candidate from Amritsar has some advice for Jaswant Singh and also some questions for his opponent from the Congress

09 August, 2012

Chennai Corner

Pushpa Iyengar

Supporters of Amma are thrilled with L.K. Advani's blog about the feasibility of a " non-Congress, non-BJP Prime Minister" after the 2014 general elections

11 September, 2009


C.M. Naim

Jaswant Singh's controversial book on Jinnah has nothing new to offer, except some rare photographs. It is significant only because it rudely and perhaps unexpectedly exposed the tussles within the top ranks of the BJP leadership.

29 August, 2009

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

Rajinder Puri

Advani drives the car flanked by colleagues, Bhagwat sits silently in the back seat. Whenever any leader turns around and asks: “Bhagwatji, should we turn left or right?” Then, and only then, will Bhagwat proffer advice.

24 August, 2009

Two Rights Gone Wrong

Saba Naqvi

Despite some of the obvious similarities between the BJP and the Republican Party of the USA, the latter at least seems capable of an honest assessment of some of things that went wrong for them...

22 August, 2009

BJP's Anti-Revisionism

B. Raman

The party has once again exhibited disturbing tendencies reminiscent of those of Stalin and Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi during the days of the Emergency between 1975 and 1977...

16 February, 2009

'Guilty Of Grossly Mismanaging...'

Yashwant Sinha

'...both the economy and governmental finances,' charges the BJP. ' The Aam Admi has suffered like never before on account of unbridled price-rise of essential commodities which even today continue to rise in double digits, loss of livelihood, econom

07 July, 2008

Convergence Of Challenges

Jaswant Singh

We demand of the Prime Minister to clarify what is more important to him, to the Congress party and to all their supporters from various parties:

26 September, 2005

'Mounting Confusion On Critical Matters Of Security'

Jaswant Singh

"It is unbecoming of the government to hide behind officials, fielding them instead to answer, when the decision is fundamentally political," charges the former external affairs minister.

03 February, 2004

The Interim Budget

Jaswant Singh

Full text of the Finance Minister Jaswant Singh's speech in the Lok Sabha while presenting the Interim Budget for 2004-05, that was dubbed by the opposition parties as a euphemism for an election speech.

29 May, 2002

'Action And Not Just Words'

The British foreign secretary emphasizes the Indo-Pak tensions as a bilateral issue: "There is a crucial imperative upon Pakistan to ensure that there is effective and continuous sealing of the LoC, and ... terrorists..."

28 May, 2002

'Disappointing And Dangerous'

It is India's turn to join the war of words and pour derision over the good General's rhetoric.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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