Yashwant Sinha

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

Articles By Yashwant Sinha

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear friend, speak up

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

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

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

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

It’s status quoist,fails to inspire confidence

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