The writer is a former Union external affairs and finance minister.
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.
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.
Keeping the macro perspectives in view, the new world should have unswerving commitment to egalitarianism, secularism and democratic principles.
India should and can come out of the present crisis with as little damage as possible if we tackle it together.
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.
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.
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.
An all-party consensus has always guided our policy towards Pakistan barring a few differences with regard to nuances.
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.
Facts do not back government's assertion about economic recovery
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.
Government needs to introduce three rates for GST and push for a single one in the long run
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.
An increasing revenue deficit and half-cooked schemes marked Budget 2018. There was no accounting for the two major programmes it announced.
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
It hasn’t worked. India must craft an appropriate military response to Pakistan
This was the tenth and the last Budget of the UPA government.