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Yashwant Sinha

About Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha is a politician and senior member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He served as former Indian Finance Minister.

Political Career

Allegations made

On 31 August 2012, Yaswanth Sinha alleged that the then home minister P Chidambaram had his phone tapped along with those of his family members. Sinha said that the phone tapping was made when he brought up the Aircel-Maxis deal for discussion in the Parliament. The allegations were rejected the next day by Union Home Secretary RK Singh, saying that they are completely untrue.

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BJP senior leader Yashwant Sinha sent to judicial custody
Yashwant Sinha along with 54 others was sent to judicial remand on Tuesday by a local court in Hazaribagh after they refused to seek bail

BJP leader Yashwant Sinha blames Chidambaram for the current state of economy
Yashwant Sinha poses 18 questions to finance minister Chidambaram

Andhra Pradesh News on March 6, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 6, 2014

Raja and Kalmadi made members of Parliamentary panels
Kanimozhil and Rahul Gandhi also made members of Parliamentary Standing Committees

Chidambaram says 'I don't own any share in Aircel-Maxis'
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to protest against P. Chidambaram in Parliament over the Aircel-Maxis deal, the Home Minister on Monday clarified all the doubts over the issue, saying that neither he nor any members of his family have owned any share in any telecom company.

BJP pulls up Chidambaram for reading out son's letter in Parliament
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday took Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram to task for reading out his son's letter in Parliament.

BJP targets Chidambaram again in Parliament over Aircel-Marxis deal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued to protest against Home Minister P Chidambaram in Parliament over the Aircel-Maxis deal, in which the former is alleged to have given "clearance that was not appropriate" when he was Finance Minister in 2006.

Aircel-Maxis deal row: BJP asks Chidambaram to define his family
With Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram categorically rejecting all allegations that he and his son Karti were beneficiaries in an Aircel-Maxis telephony deal in 2006, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday asked the former to define his meaning of a family.

Chidambaram takes on BJP in Rajya Sabha, asks God to forgive Sinha
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday categorically rejected allegations levelled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that he and his son Karti were beneficiaries in an Aircel-Maxis telephony deal in 2006.

'My statement bothering only dishonest people', says Baba Ramdev
Defending his remarks over the presence of several corrupt politicians and people with criminal background in parliament, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday said it was not the first time that he has raised the issue, and added that his statement was bothering only dishonest people.

BJP slams Baba Ramdev's remark against lawmakers
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday condemned yoga guru Baba Ramdev's remark that murderers, looters and illiterate people are sitting in parliament.

Opposition stalls proceedings in Parliament, demands Chidamabaram's resignation over role in Aircel deal
Opposition parties stalled proceedings in the Lok Sabha on Friday, forcing an adjournment till 2 p.m. over a demand for Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's dismissal in the wake of allegations that his son, Karti, had invested in telecom company Aircel and illegally benefited to the tune of Rs.26 lakh before the company was taken over by Maxis.

India looking for economic reforms, says Narayanasamy
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V. Narayanasamy, on Friday played down Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu's remark that reforms are unlikely before the 2014 elections, saying India is looking forward in spite of the economic breakdown in the whole world.

BJP hopeful of completing legislations on budget
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader S.S. Ahluwalia said that his party hopes to complete discussions on the budget latest by today, and added that it would come to the Rajya Sabha after the president's approval.

BJP instructs Jharkhand MLAs to abstain from voting in Rajya Sabha polls
Senior central leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that they had instructed all party MLAs (Members of the Legislative Assembly) in Jharkhand to abstain from voting in polls for the Rajya Sabha.

BJP leaders meeting in Delhi to resolve Jharkhand Rajya Sabha members selection issue
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are attending a meeting in the national capital to resolve the dispute on Rajya Sabha nominations.

BJP says Congress is attempting to dilute powers of Election Commission
Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday accused ruling Congress of attempting to dilute the powers of Election Commission.

Indian Parliamentarians visit Pakistan
A delegation of Indian Parliamentarians, headed by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, on Monday crossed into Pakistan through Wagah - Attari land border.

Zardari's new political initiative and Ajmer visit
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari is best known for other things, and not for anything that links him with Islam or teachings of Islam. He is not a great admirer of saints or their shrines, as he idolises things that make his life in this world more charming and worth living

Pak-India parliamentarians dialogue over economic ties to start in Islamabad
A 15-member Indian delegation has arrived in Pakistan to participate in the third round of Pakistan-India Parliamentarians Dialogue over a broad theme of promoting trade and economic relations between the two countries.

Yashwant Sinha slams UPA, says 'Basu has merely stated truth'
Charging the Congress-led UPA Government of putting the blame on others for the nation's economic crisis, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday said Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu had merely stated the truth that major economic reforms are unlikely to happen before the next general elections in 2014.

Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance for widening scope of accountant's definition
The Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance has recommended that the definition of an accountant needs to be widened.

Yashwant Sinha demands PM's resignation over passage of Lokpal Bill
Soon after the Lok Sabha passed the much-anticipated Lokpal Bill to create an anti-corruption body, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should immediately resign from his post and leave office as the manner in which the Bill was passed was incorrect.

Pranab Mukherjee pleads for a Lokpal Bill, reflecting views in Parliament
Asserting that the government is not insensitive to the needs of the Members of Parliament and of the outside forces, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the legislation on the Lokpal Bill must be done on the floor of the House.

Yashwant Sinha takes on UPA, says Govt. has brought 'Brokepal' Bill
Accusing the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre of deliberately creating a weak and helpless Lokpal, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said the scandals in the ruling government has prompted veteran social activist Anna Hazare to sit on a fast.

BJP leaders wish Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Sunday wished former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday.

BJP slams Central government for suspending FDI in retail
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today slammed the Central government for delaying their decision to suspend the introduction of foreign direct investment in the retail sector.

Assault on Pawar not triggered by Yashwant Sinha's comments, says Sushma Swaraj
Condemning the assault on Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Thursday dismissed all allegations that the attack on him was due to the comments made by her party leader Yashwant Sinha.

Girija Vyas urges political parties to allow Parliament to function
Congress leader Girija Vyas has urged all political parties to allow functioning of the Parliament during the ongoing Winter Session.

Congress pulls up BJP for disrupting parliamentary proceedings
With the agitated opposition stalling proceedings in both the Houses of Parliament on the second consecutive day on Wednesday, the ruling Congress Party today hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for disrupting the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament despite repeated assurances from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh that the government is ready to discuss all issues.

BJP criticises PM over drastic fall in rupee value
With the Indian rupee depreciating by 35 paise to a lifetime low of Rs. 52.50 per US dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticising Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said the country is facing a serious financial crisis despite having an economist Prime Minister.

Maken reiterates his objective of bringing BCCI under RTI scanner
Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday reiterated his objective of bringing the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) and other sports federations under the purview of Right to Information Act.

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