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Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha is hoping to create a credible third front comprised of ‘clean’ politicians from Bihar.(Satish Bate/HT Photo/File/Representative)

Yashwant Sinha’s UDA, Kejriwal’s AAP to add zing to Bihar assembly polls

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 02:06 PM IST
The emergence of a likely third front in Bihar assembly elections has introduced an unknown factor into the poll dynamics.
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States must receive compensation on time, especially at a time when their resources are affected and expenses have risen(PTI)
States must receive compensation on time, especially at a time when their resources are affected and expenses have risen(PTI)

The disjunct between the promise and reality of GST | Opinion

By Vinay K Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:40 PM IST
It has not led to the expected boost in growth. States often receive compensation late. And shortfall is common
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Former Union Minister Yashawant Sinha addressing a media conference in Patna on Saturday where he announced his plans to launch a new political alternative in Bihar.(HT photo)
Former Union Minister Yashawant Sinha addressing a media conference in Patna on Saturday where he announced his plans to launch a new political alternative in Bihar.(HT photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Yashwant Sinha throws hat into electoral battle to ‘change Bihar’ and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Former Union Minister Yashawant Sinha addressing a media conference in Patna on Saturday where he announced his plans to launch a new political alternative in Bihar.(A P Dube/HT PHOTO)
Former Union Minister Yashawant Sinha addressing a media conference in Patna on Saturday where he announced his plans to launch a new political alternative in Bihar.(A P Dube/HT PHOTO)

Yashwant Sinha throws hat into electoral battle to ‘change Bihar’

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Former BJP leader Yashwant Singh said he was focusing on replacing the Nitish Kumar administration with a government that is sensitive to people’s needs.
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Yashwant Sinha sitting at a dharna at Rajghat in Delhi. (HT photo)
Yashwant Sinha sitting at a dharna at Rajghat in Delhi. (HT photo)

Yashwant Sinha claims ‘arrest’ by Delhi police over protest for migrants

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha sat on a dharna at Rajghat this morning to demand the deployment of armed forces and para military forces to take the migrant workers home with dignity.
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Yashwant Sinha took a jibe at the BJP after the party failed to cross double digits in results announced for polls held for Delhi Assembly(PTI Photo)
Yashwant Sinha took a jibe at the BJP after the party failed to cross double digits in results announced for polls held for Delhi Assembly(PTI Photo)

Yashwant Sinha tweets to his party after Delhi setback, rubs it in

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:26 PM IST
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who had predicted 48 seats for his party conceded defeat and congratulated Arvind Kejriwal for his party’s stellar show
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Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha’s ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ had started from Mumbai on January 9.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha’s ‘Gandhi Shanti Yatra’ had started from Mumbai on January 9.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

‘Constitution in danger,’ says Yashwant Sinha on Republic Day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 12:48 AM IST
Sinha had begun his peace march with supporters on January 9 from Mumbai. So far he has covered Rajasthan, Haryana and has now entered UP. The yatra would conclude at Delhi’s Rajghat on January 30.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar flagging-off the Gandhi Peace Yatra against CAA and NRC tp be led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha.(AP Photo)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar flagging-off the Gandhi Peace Yatra against CAA and NRC tp be led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha.(AP Photo)

‘Centre threatening unity of India’, says Sharad Pawar after flagging off 3000-km protest march against CAA, NRC

By Naresh Kamath | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 12:52 PM IST
The Peace Yatra will be led by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha and will pass through six states.
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Yashwant Sinha met NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday. Pawar will attend anti-CAA yatra organised by Sinha’s front.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Yashwant Sinha met NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday. Pawar will attend anti-CAA yatra organised by Sinha’s front.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Sharad Pawar to flag-off and march in Yashwant Sinha’s anti-CAA yatra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The NPR is also being opposed by many parties, who claim, it will be used to identify Muslim migrants, who will then be ousted using the NRC. The Central government has, however, debunked these theories and said the opposition is misleading and provoking unrest for electoral gains.
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Former Union minister Yashwnat Sinha (extreme right) with journalist Bharat Bhushan (left) and civil society activist Kapil Kak in Srinagar, November 24, 2019.(HT Photo)
Former Union minister Yashwnat Sinha (extreme right) with journalist Bharat Bhushan (left) and civil society activist Kapil Kak in Srinagar, November 24, 2019.(HT Photo)

Yashwant Sinha-led group barred from moving outside Srinagar for 2nd day

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 07:05 AM IST
The 5-member delegation had been denied permission to move out of Srinagar by authorities citing a terrorist threat.
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Indian Civil Society head and former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha speaks on a phone during hsis visit to the valley to assess the situation on the 110th day of strike in Srinagar on Friday.(PTI)
Indian Civil Society head and former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha speaks on a phone during hsis visit to the valley to assess the situation on the 110th day of strike in Srinagar on Friday.(PTI)

From Kashmir, Yashwant Sinha jabs government, praises people for maturity

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 10:31 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha countered union home minister Amit Shah’s assessment crediting security forces for acting with restraint during protests that ensured that not a single person had died in police firing in the state after August 5.
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Yashwant Sinha at Public lecture At Kale hall of Gokhale Institute in Pune.(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Yashwant Sinha at Public lecture At Kale hall of Gokhale Institute in Pune.(Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Yashwant Sinha announces plan to visit Jammu and Kashmir from November 22-25 to assess ground situation

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 05:41 PM IST
The former BJP leader said the group had visited the Valley in September as well and though he was not allowed by authorities to leave Srinagar airport and forced to return to Delhi, its other members were allowed outside.
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A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, which also comprises justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, reserved its verdict on the review petitions on May 10.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, which also comprises justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, reserved its verdict on the review petitions on May 10.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Top court order on Rafale deal review petitions today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 04:42 AM IST
The petitions have sought a re-examination of the December 2018 verdict, which found that due process had been followed in the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets.
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You can’t argue against internationalising the Kashmir issue and, at the same time, privilege outsiders over your own people(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
You can’t argue against internationalising the Kashmir issue and, at the same time, privilege outsiders over your own people(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

How the BJP went against its India-first narrative, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 08:35 PM IST
The MEPs’ visit, its host’s credentials, and the lockdown have negated the gains the government had hoped for
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Those in power were making “weird” statements, the former finance minister said, talking to reporters here.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Those in power were making “weird” statements, the former finance minister said, talking to reporters here.(Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

How would Ola, Uber cause truck sales to plummet: Yashwant Sinha

By Press Trust of India | Indore
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:27 AM IST
“If companies like Ola and Uber caused a drop in passenger vehicle sales, then why there is a slowdown in sales of two-wheelers and trucks?” Sinha asked, reacting to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s statement.
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The NDA government’s flagship projects -- National Highway Development Project (NHDP) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) -- were my ideas, claims former Union minister Yashwant Sinha HT Photo By Sonu Mehta
The NDA government’s flagship projects -- National Highway Development Project (NHDP) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) -- were my ideas, claims former Union minister Yashwant Sinha HT Photo By Sonu Mehta

NDA’s flagship road schemes were my ideas: Yashwant Sinha

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 11:31 AM IST
The diplomat-turned-politician held the finance and external affairs portfolios in former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet between 1998 and 2004.
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In an affidavit filed before the court opposing the demand to initiate perjury proceedings against the Centre, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government denied allegations of suppressing information(PTI)
In an affidavit filed before the court opposing the demand to initiate perjury proceedings against the Centre, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government denied allegations of suppressing information(PTI)

Government denies suppressing any information on Rafale deal

By Bhadra Sinha | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 07:07 AM IST
In its December judgement, the Supreme Court rejected pleas for a court-monitored probe of the deal for the purchase of 36 Rafale jet fighters made by Dassault Aviation of France, saying it had no reason to doubt that due process had been followed .
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A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh(ANI)
A man arrived with his 105-year-old mother to cast votes at polling booth number 450 in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh(ANI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Jharkhand man carries 105-year-old mother to polling booth

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 10:39 AM IST
The woman was carried to the polling booth number 450 in Hazaribagh, where Union minister of state Jayant Sinha of the BJP is in the fray, by her son.
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Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)(PTI)
Noida: People show their finger marked with indelible ink, after casting their vote during the first phase of general elections, at a polling station in Noida, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (PTI Photo / Manvender Vashist)(PTI4_11_2019_000121B)(PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh constituency has been a BJP stronghold

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 03:39 PM IST
Jharkhand’s 14 Lok Sabha seats will vote in four phases beginning April 29.
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The opposition moved in swiftly to use the court order to hammer away at the NDA government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI File)
The opposition moved in swiftly to use the court order to hammer away at the NDA government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI File)

SC rejects Centre’s objection on leaked Rafale papers, opposition moves in

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2019 03:54 PM IST
“I thank Supreme Court… Justice has been done”, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said soon after filing his nomination form for the Amethi seat in Uttar Pradesh.
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Former Union Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday asked the opposition leaders to stop speaking against one another in public ahead of the Lok Sabha election.(HT file/Sonu Mehta)
Former Union Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday asked the opposition leaders to stop speaking against one another in public ahead of the Lok Sabha election.(HT file/Sonu Mehta)

BJP critic Yashwant Sinha tweets some unsolicited advice. It’s for the Opposition

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha has asked the opposition leaders to sort out their differences privately to put up a united fight against the BJP in the Lok Sabha election.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the BJP’s alliance partners during Sankalp Rally, Patna, March 03(A P Dube/Hindustan Times)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the BJP’s alliance partners during Sankalp Rally, Patna, March 03(A P Dube/Hindustan Times)

Alliances and defections show the BJP is clearly ahead

PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Meanwhile, the Congress continues to struggle with its alliances. It could well be that the party’s recent electoral success is itself coming in the way of finalising them
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The Supreme Court will on Thursday resume hearing petitions calling for a review of its judgement in the Rafale case from December last year that said there was no reason to doubt the purchase process or the need for the fighter jets.(PTI)
The Supreme Court will on Thursday resume hearing petitions calling for a review of its judgement in the Rafale case from December last year that said there was no reason to doubt the purchase process or the need for the fighter jets.(PTI)

Supreme Court to hear petition to review Rafale verdict today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2019 09:24 AM IST
The hearing follows a controversy after attorney general KK Venugopal told the top court that the petitioners used stolen documents in their review petitions and “should not be relied on”.
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Attorney General K K Venugopal claimed the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry. What he meant in his SC submission was that petitioners used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.(AFP)
Attorney General K K Venugopal claimed the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry. What he meant in his SC submission was that petitioners used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.(AFP)

Rafale documents not stolen, petitioners used photocopies: Attorney General

By Agencies | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 10:24 PM IST
Attorney General K K Venugopal claimed the Rafale documents were not stolen from the defence ministry. What he meant in his SC submission was that petitioners used “photocopies of the original” papers, deemed secret by the government.
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BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha(HT File)
BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha(HT File)

Shatrughan Sinha meets Akhilesh, triggers speculation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 08:13 AM IST
Shatrughan Sinha praised Akhilesh as a very decent and well behaved person and added that he respected SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav a lot.
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A Rafale fighter aircraft rehearses for fly-past ahead of 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.(PTI file photo)
A Rafale fighter aircraft rehearses for fly-past ahead of 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru.(PTI file photo)

Supreme Court to hear review pleas on Rafale in open court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 11:03 PM IST
SC agreed to hear in open court petitions seeking a review of its December 14 verdict that dismissed public interest petitions questioning the 2016 deal India signed with France to procure 36 Rafale fighter jets and seeking a court-monitored investigation of the purchase.
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Yashwant Sinhawas a former finance minister in NDA government.(PTI)
Yashwant Sinhawas a former finance minister in NDA government.(PTI)

Govt can’t present ‘full budget’, it will be unconstitutional, says former finance minister Yashwant Sinha

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 04:39 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha’s comments come amid reports that the BJP-led government may present a full Budget and not an interim one.
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The opposition’s efforts to form a grand alliance is not an attempt to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi but to get rid of a mindset, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said at Mamata Banerjee’s rally of opposition leaders on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
The opposition’s efforts to form a grand alliance is not an attempt to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi but to get rid of a mindset, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said at Mamata Banerjee’s rally of opposition leaders on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Fight not to remove PM Modi, but against a mindset, says former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Yashwant Sinha batted for a united opposition candidate against the BJP in 2019 elections. The former Union Minister made fun of Modi’s government’s slogan of “sabka saath sabka vikas” and said the apt slogan would be “sabka saath sabka vinash”.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the January 19 mega opposition rally in Kolkata would sound the “death knell” for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and regional parties would be the deciding factor.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the January 19 mega opposition rally in Kolkata would sound the “death knell” for the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and regional parties would be the deciding factor.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Mamata says Opposition’s January 19 rally will sound death knell for BJP

By HT Correspondent | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:42 PM IST
The latest to confirm attendance were the former BJP troika of Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha, all of who are staunchly opposed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP.
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Actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha(PTI)
Actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha(PTI)

BJP finally tells off Shatrughan: Quit if you don’t like it here

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 09:12 AM IST
The rebel MP has been flirting with RJD and Congress.
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