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Monday, May 23, 2022

Yashwant Sinha

The writer is a former Union external affairs and finance minister.

Don’t fall into the communal trap
Sat, May 07, 2022

Yashwant Sinha writes: The current economic situation is ripe for violence. But people should resist provocation, and administration must exercise a calming influence.

There’s a darkness over India, who will show the light?
Fri, Mar 25, 2022

Yashwant Sinha writes: The country needs a band of leaders who will fight for democracy and secularism and not seek power for themselves

A ‘Lakshman rekha’ was breached at opening of Kashi-Vishwanath Corridor
Wed, Dec 22, 2021

Yashwant Sinha writes: PM’s use of religion for political gains is a matter of great concern. But of greater concern is the more difficult battle of the 2024 general elections

PM Modi travelled to US not to conquer it, but to further India’s interests
Sat, Oct 02, 2021

Yashwant Sinha writes: This is something that prime ministers before him have also done, so what was all the fuss about?

Standing committees must not be hijacked by politics
Tue, Aug 03, 2021

Yashwant Sinha writes: An innovation of our parliamentary system of governance, they do an enormous amount of good work, much of which remains unknown to the public.

The battle for Bengal is over, but the war continues
Thu, Jun 03, 2021

Yashwant Sinha writes: The Centre-Mamata confrontation suggests there is much at stake today than merely the future of West Bengal.

Farm laws must be redrafted, sent to standing committee on agriculture
Fri, Jan 29, 2021

Yashwant Sinha writes: Some areas are in dire need of reform, but, perhaps, not in the manner the government has attempted to implement the three farm laws.

Instead of focusing on fixing opponents, government should borrow and spend money wisely
Tue, Oct 13, 2020

The nation is in peril on multiple fronts. The government is busy with non-issues with the sole intent of keeping the people in a trance with the heady wine of religious nationalism.

Post-Covid order should uphold equality, secularism and democratic principles
Mon, May 25, 2020

Keeping the macro perspectives in view, the new world should have unswerving commitment to egalitarianism, secularism and democratic principles.

If government runs huge deficit to tackle crisis and asks RBI to monetise part of it, so be it
Sat, Apr 11, 2020

India should and can come out of the present crisis with as little damage as possible if we tackle it together.

Govt should tackle the demand side instead of dealing with the supply side of the economy
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

This government is barking up the wrong tree. First of all, it is solely responsible for the present slowdown. Second, it has no understanding of what has caused the problem. Third, therefore, it is flailing its arms in all directions except the right one and causing more pain.

Misunderstanding Nehru-Patel: They often disagreed with each other but worked closely, presented a united front
Thu, Sep 12, 2019

It is easy for us to sit in judgement today after 73 years over the great men who fought for India’s independence and then ruled the country. Judgement based on hindsight is a dangerous game played by especially those who are in a hurry to use history selectively to prove their prejudiced view of it. Let us leave history to the historians.

Where is the promise of dialogue with Kashmir?
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Jammu and Kashmir: The government may have given up on dialogue in Kashmir. But people of Kashmir must know that there are still people in this country for whom it is an article of faith.

Relations with Pakistan should not be a partisan issue
Sat, Jul 27, 2019

An all-party consensus has always guided our policy towards Pakistan barring a few differences with regard to nuances.

A new deal for the farmer
Wed, Dec 05, 2018

A Basic Income Scheme for the farmer will not tax the government’s resources. But it could stem the tide of distress in the countryside.

Truth and spin
Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Facts do not back government's assertion about economic recovery

Yashwant Sinha: Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great PM and truly the voice of India
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

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.

Not a good and simple tax
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Government needs to introduce three rates for GST and push for a single one in the long run

Dear friend, speak up
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

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.

More manifesto, less budget
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

An increasing revenue deficit and half-cooked schemes marked Budget 2018. There was no accounting for the two major programmes it announced.

I need to speak up now
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Yashwant Sinha writes: The economy is on a downward spiral, is poised for a hard landing. Many in the BJP know it but do not say it out of fear

Limits of restraint
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

It hasn’t worked. India must craft an appropriate military response to Pakistan

It’s status quoist,fails to inspire confidence
Fri, Mar 01, 2013

This was the tenth and the last Budget of the UPA government.