Yashwant Sinha: News

Yashwant Sinha is a former civil servant, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) politician, and former Union Minister. He did his MA in Political Science from Patna University and taught the subject for two years. Singh joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1960, serving first in Bihar and subsequently in the Government of India and overseas, too. After 24 years of service, Sinha resigned from the IAS in 1984 and, inspired by the ideals of Jaya Prakash Narayan, joined the Janata Party. Sinha became a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament in 1988 and served as the Union Minister of Finance in the short-lived Chandra Shekhar Government during 1990-91. He later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was elected in the 1998 Lok Sabha elections from the Hazaribagh constituency. He was again elected in the 1999 and 2009 elections, eventually giving way to his son, Jayant Sinha. Sinha served as the Minister of Finance (1998-2002) and External Affairs (2002-04) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Over the years, he grew distant from BJP, and from 2014 onwards, he became a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi government. Sinha joined the Trinamool Congress in March 2021.

21 Jul 2022


Meet Droupadi Murmu, India's 15th President

Droupadi Murmu was on Thursday elected as the 15th President of India by defeating the Opposition's joint candidate, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha with a huge margin.

21 Jul 2022


India gets its first tribal woman president in Droupadi Murmu

Droupadi Murmu has been elected as 15th President of India.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Presidential poll: Yashwant Sinha calls out 'horse-trading' as MLAs crossvote

Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.

18 Jul 2022


Murmu vs Sinha: India elects its 15th President today

The polling for the election of the President of India will begin in Parliament and respective state assemblies on Monday.

13 Jul 2022


Draupadi Murmu shouldn't be made 'symbol of Adivasi': Congress leader

In the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for Monday (July 18), Congress leader Ajoy Kumar raked up a controversy by saying the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu represents a "very evil philosophy of India."

29 Jun 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

Election to elect next Vice President on August 6: ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared on Wednesday that the election to select India's next vice president would take place on August 6.

22 Jun 2022

Biju Janata Dal

#NewsBytesExplainer: What numbers say about Sinha vs Murmu presidential contest

The battle for India's highest constitutional office, that of the president, will take place between the Opposition's joint candidate Yashwant Sinha and the BJP-led NDA's nominee Draupadi Murmu.

BJP reacts after Puducherry Congress terms Draupadi Murmu 'dummy president'

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused the Indian National Congress's (INC) Puducherry unit of insulting the country's tribal community and women.

Presidential polls: BJP-led NDA nominates ex-Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance has picked former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu as its nominee for the upcoming presidential elections.

21 Jun 2022

Mamata Banerjee

Presidential polls: TMC's Yashwant Sinha is Opposition's pick for president

Leaders of the Opposition parties, including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, and Trinamool Congress (TMC), among others, met on Tuesday afternoon and finalized the name of TMC leader Yashwant Sinha as their joint nominee for the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind.

08 Sep 2021


India should not do business with the Taliban government: Yashwant

As the Taliban announced a caretaker Cabinet, former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said India cannot and should not do business with the government formed in Afghanistan.

22 Jun 2021

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha's Opposition meet: Here's what we know

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and BJP-turned-TMC leader Yashwant Sinha hosted leaders from the Opposition at the former's residence in Delhi on Tuesday afternoon.

13 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata offered to be exchanged for Kandahar hostages: Yashwant Sinha

In 1999, Mamata Banerjee, a Union Cabinet Minister back then, had offered herself as a hostage in exchange for the passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane to Kandahar, former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha said on Saturday.

31 Jan 2020

Manmohan Singh

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.

06 Aug 2019


#Article370Scrapped: Yashwant Sinha feels BJP can break Rajiv Gandhi's record

If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.

26 May 2019

Shashi Tharoor

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

13 May 2019


Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

20 Jan 2019


Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

While the opposition leaders want people to believe, the mega rally in Kolkata was a success and has laid roots for the end of BJP's rule, data shows otherwise.

20 Jan 2019

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Kejriwal fears Modi-Shah will 'change constitution', netizens slam him

At the United India rally in Kolkata on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will rule like Adolf Hitler if voted to power in 2019.

19 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Sabka Haath, Sabka Vinash: Yashwant Sinha slams Modi at opposition-rally

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.

19 Jan 2019

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally: Towering political leaders reach Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.

07 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

Modi government's 'reservation for economically-weaker sections' move draws brickbats

In a surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation for economically challenged sections of the society.

#RafaleDeal: Former ministers call for review of SC's decision

Half a month after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the controversial Rafale deal, former ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, along with activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, have requested the apex court for a review of its decision.

14 Dec 2018


What happened after what in Rafale deal case: Brief chronology

The Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking a probe in the decision-making process of controversial Rafale deal and gave the Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.

#RafaleDeal: SC reserves verdict on pleas calling for probe

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions demanding a court-led probe into the controversial Rafale deal.

15 Oct 2018

Indian Government

Shatrughan Sinha criticizes BJP govt over Rafale deal

Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha criticized the BJP government at the Center over the Rafale deal.

29 Aug 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Rafale-deal: Slamming RaGa's 'poor understanding', Arun Jaitley asks 15 questions

In his first video interview after resuming charge as Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has slammed Congress and Rahul Gandhi for their 'factually false' allegations about the Rafale deal.

11 Jul 2018

Mukesh Ambani

Govt is in Ambani's pocket: Kejriwal on Jio Institute row

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the government over the selection of Jio Institute for the "Institution of Eminence" status, saying the government "is in Ambani's pocket".

No probe will be ordered into 'exchange-of-currency' in Ahmedabad-bank: Sinha

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha yesterday said the government wouldn't order any probe into reports of exchange of currency notes worth Rs. 745.58cr at Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank within five days of the announcement of demonetization on November 8, 2016.

18 Jun 2018


India, fastest-growing major economy, trend likely to continue: Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that 7.7% economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 "firmly" established India as the fastest-growing major economy in the world and the trend is likely to continue for some years.

14 Jun 2018

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi-drama: BJP launches counter-protest as former-veteran Yashwant Sinha joins AAP-battle

The political situation in Delhi turned more dramatic even as AAP leaders' sit-in protest at the L-G's office entered the fourth day.

21 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha quits party

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, on Saturday, quit the party saying democracy is under threat.

07 Feb 2018


Yashwant Sinha: FinMin Jaitley didn't apply his mind to Budget

Is rebel BJP leader Yashwant Sinha testing BJP central leadership's patience? Considering his recent statements, it would seem so.

31 Jan 2018


#DecodingBudget: Before the D-day, 7 interesting facts about the budget

The day is finally here. NDA government will present its last full-fledged budget on 1st Feb.

15 Nov 2017


Yashwant Sinha: Tughlaq had also implemented the note ban

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha does it again!

14 Oct 2017

Amit Shah

Despite 80cr turnover, Jay lost 1.5cr: Amit Shah defends son

BJP President Amit Shah has come to son Jay's defence after The Wire had alleged that the firm, Temple Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., owned by Jay Shah had increased its revenue 16,000 times after PM Narendra Modi came to power.

14 Oct 2017


Modi in Bihar: Praises Nitish's commitment to Bihar's development

For the first time since JD(U) joined hands with NDA, PM Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar are sharing the stage at Patna University's centenary celebrations.

06 Oct 2017


Not ready to back down yet, Sinha attacks government again

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha continued his attacks on the government while sharing the dais with AAP's Arvind Kejriwal and Congress leader Manish Tewari at the release of the latter's book "Tidings of Troubled Times."

29 Sep 2017


Jaitley vs Sinha: Jaitley calls Sinha "job applicant at 80"!

The war of words between BJP and former FM and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha reached new heights as FM Arun Jaitley hit back calling him a "job applicant at 80."

28 Sep 2017


BJP government dismisses Yashwant Sinha's critique of the economy

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, in an IE op-ed, blamed PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.

27 Sep 2017


Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha derides government's economic policies

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out at PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.

27 Jan 2017


Looking back at budgets which changed the Indian economy

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is gearing up to present the Union budget for 2017-2018 on 1st February.