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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Sinha said that other anecdotal evidence which was available was the budgetary allocation for MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act).
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.
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.
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).
Yashwant Sinha speaks to Outlook about his new book, Rafale deal, Kashmir and more.
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.
Sinha said PM Modi blew golden opportunity to propel the Indian economy to soaring heights.
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.
Sinha also lauded Banerjee for her courage and said she has a big role to play in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
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.
They alleged "criminal misconduct" by high public functionaries in the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France.
Talks are also on with disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha to field him from West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency.
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
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