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Yashwant Sinha

NDA Govt's Flagship Projects Were My Ideas, Claims Ex-BJP MP Yashwant Sinha In Autobiography

Jul 15, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Diplomat-turned-politician Yashwant Sinha held the finance and external affairs portfolios in former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet between 1998 and 2004.

Rafale Case: SC Reserves Verdict On Review Petitions

May 10, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday reserved verdict on a batch of petitions seeking review of its last year’s December 14 judgment that had cleared the Rafale deal

Government Duped Court In Rafale Case, Petitioners Tell SC

The Narendra Modi government 'misled' the top court to obtain favourable order in the Rafale case last December, former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and lawyer Prashant Bhushan tell the Supreme Court

Rafale Verdict: SC Rejects Centre's Plea For More Time To File Response On Review Petitions

Apr 30, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not allow the plea of the Centre, that it be granted four weeks time to file its response to the pleas.

Rafale Deal: Modi Govt Misled Court, We Will Pursue Perjury Case In SC, Says Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha, one of the petitioners in the Rafale case before Supreme Court talked to Outlook about apex court's verdict and said they will pursue a perjury case against the Narendra Modi government

03 February, 2019

Should Have Included Congress In UP To Finish The Game: Yashwant Sinha On SP, BSP Alliance

Outlook Web Bureau

Yaswant Sinha expressed hope that if a 'mahagatbandhan' (grand alliance) was not created at the national level, there will be effective state-level alliances to take on the BJP.

01 February, 2019

Modi Government First In India's History To Manipulate Data, Says Yashwant Sinha After NSSO Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Sinha said that other anecdotal evidence which was available was the budgetary allocation for MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act).

29 January, 2019

DHFL Siphoned Off Rs 31,000 Crore Of Public Money, Claims Cobrapost


Calling it the "biggest banking scam in Indian history", the Cobrapost website alleged that DHFL promoters routed money through dubious companies and parked it outside India to acquire assets.

29 January, 2019

Will Be Unconstitutional For Modi Govt To Present Full Budget Ahead Of Lok Sabha Polls: Yashwant Sinha

Outlook Web Bureau

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha accused the Modi government of dressing up economic figures and said statistics brought out by it are not trustworthy anymore.

19 January, 2019

Modi Govt Presenting Decorated, Inflated Developmental Statistics To Befool People: Yashwant Sinha

Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing the opposition rally here, Sinha who quit the BJP recently said, under the present regime while praising the government was "desh bhakti"(patriotism), criticising it is "desh drohi" (sedition).

15 January, 2019

I Regret The Decision Of Proposing Modi As PM Candidate In 2014: Yashwant Sinha

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Yashwant Sinha speaks to Outlook about his new book, Rafale deal, Kashmir and more.

02 January, 2019

Rafale Deal: Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie Move SC Seeking Review Of Dec 14 Verdict

Outlook Web Bureau

In the judgement, the apex court had noted that the pricing details have been shared with CAG, and the report of the CAG has been examined by the PAC. However, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who chairs the PAC, had said no such report had come to him.

22 December, 2018

Narendra Modi 'Unmade' India, Says Yashwant Sinha

Outlook Web Bureau

Sinha said PM Modi blew golden opportunity to propel the Indian economy to soaring heights.

13 December, 2018

SC Verdict On Pleas Seeking Probe In Rafale Deal Today

Outlook Web Bureau

While reserving the verdict, the apex court had said that the pricing details of Rafale jets could only be discussed after it decides on whether to make it public.

10 December, 2018

Mamata Banerjee Has All Qualities To Become A Good PM: Yashwant Sinha

Outlook Web Bureau

Sinha also lauded Banerjee for her courage and said she has a big role to play in the coming Lok Sabha polls.

23 November, 2018

Modi's Assurances Are False, Says Rahul Gandhi In Poll-Bound Madhya Pradesh

Outlook Web Bureau

Rahul Gandhi promised loan waiver to farmers "within 10 days of coming to power" in Madhya Pradesh and making the state an "agriculture hub" of the country.

24 October, 2018

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, Prashant Bhushan Move SC Seeking FIR In Rafale Deal

Outlook Web Bureau

They alleged "criminal misconduct" by high public functionaries in the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.

24 September, 2018

AAP In Talks With Yashwant Sinha, Wants Him To Contest From New Delhi LS Seat: Report

Outlook Web Bureau

Talks are also on with disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha to field him from West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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