Rafale dead: The government, they alleged, is “hiding behind” the confidentiality clause “exactly like” it happened in Bofors.
When I was preparing my very first Budget, I went to him for guidance and despite all the challenges on the economic front, Vajpayee told me that I must take care of the farmers.
Echoing Sinha, Arun Shourie, another BJP veteran and former Union minister, said that the Modi government was a government of two men — BJP president Amit Shah and Modi himself. Shourie alleged that the CBI was directly reporting to Shah.
At a press meet, Shourie, Sinha and Bhushan said public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, which was part of the original negotiations, was pushed out and a newly-minted company, Reliance Defence Ltd, bagged an offset contract.
“We’re passing through extraordinary times in this country… The marauding crowds are all over the place, to destroy whatever comes in the way with one single minded purpose — to root out all dissent,” Yashwant Sinha said.
Government needs to introduce three rates for GST and push for a single one in the long run
Yashwant Singh, who was one of the prominent members of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet, has been a staunch critic of his former party and prime minister Narendra Modi’s policies.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala inviting the BJP to form the government in the state has led to a situation wherein MLAs will be auctioned under the “Indian Political League” the way cricketers “are auctioned in the Indian Premier League (IPL)”, he said.
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha, who quit the BJP recently, announced the call for the village bandh at a press conference on Monday. He is the ‘margdarshak’ for Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh.
Yashwant Sinha, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleged that democracy was under threat under the present government. A former Union finance minister, Sinha has also criticised the government’s handling of the economy.
“I have had a long association with the BJP. Today I am severing my ties with the BJP,” Yashwant Sinha announced on Saturday at a meeting here attended by opposition leaders from the Congress and the RJD besides dissident BJP leader and Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha.
Yashwant Sinha, who has been at loggerheads with the party leadership for quite some time, alleged that democracy was under threat under the present government.
The government has now completed nearly four years in office, presented five budgets and used up all the opportunity available to it to show results.
The group also believed that the situation in Jammu is fast deteriorating into a communal divide, and needed to be looked at.
“It needs to be looked at seriously that why such attacks are happening on the bases of our security forces, their camps. This happens nowhere. There are several countries exposed to terror threats, but none of them feels as weak, as helpless as we seem to be today,” Yashwant Sinha said.