Both the parties took jibe each other, with BJP accusing the Congress leadership of corruption citing claims of a French media report on 'commissions' being paid during the UPA rule.
The latest visit came in the wake of a meeting called by the Indian prime minister on June 24 of all the J&K political parties.
The meeting did not involve any discussion on forming an electoral federal front without the Congress to take on the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls
Discussion on forming a political alliance or federal front not on the cards but we will discuss issues of national and social importance for the country, says Sinha
Abrogation of Article 35A seemed to have increased the all-pervasive sense of fear, humiliation and hopelessness among the Kashmiri population, says the report.
The political tension further increased when ECI banned politicians from visiting Cooch Behar district soon after Mamata had announced her visit to the affected area.
Mamata Banerjee was the Railway minister when the Kandahar hijacking case had taken place.
Lashing out at the BJP, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha said, ‘The strength of a democracy lies in the robustness of its institutions, and all the institutions (in India) have been weakened systematically.’
Sinha, along with Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha, was on a dharna at Rajghat since Monday morning, demanding various relief measures for stranded migrant workers.
The NCP made the announcement after Yashwant Sinha, a former NDA minister, met Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Kashmiris say the Indian state is on an ideological high. 'Therefore, it is unable to see that through its actions and pronouncements it is also encouraging and provoking extremist elements in J&K.'
A report by the Concerned Citizens' Group (CCG) headed by former finance minister Yashwant Sinha says the government prevented the movement of trucks on the highways and therefore they must take responsibility for hurting the apple trade
Vajpayee would not have found it necessary to detain pro-Indian Kashmiri leaders, who were, till recently, part of the government at various levels.
Yashwant Sinha was leading a 5-member civil society group known as Concerned Citizens' Group which arrived in Kashmir on Friday and stayed there till Monday.
On Thursday, the Valley once again witnessed a shutdown and stone-pelting, a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah told the Parliament that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was normal.
Former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha speaks to Outlook about his recent Kashmir visit, the drama that unfolded there and Prime Minister Modi's 'hugs and heaven' promise.
Former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha refused to fly back to Delhi from the next flight. He asked the deputy commissioner Budgam to come up with a written order. After an hour, the Deputy Commissioner Budgam indeed turned up with an order, asking him to leave Kashmir.
'People in the government are making weird statements. These statements will not lead to the betterment of the economy. But they will definitely affect the government's image,' Sinha said.
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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