Minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha opened up about the controversial incident that involved him garlanding suspects in a mob lynching case in Jharkhand and said he regretted garlanding them even though he is sure they are innocent.
The investment fund manager-turned-politician also spoke about the differences between him and his father Yashwant Sinha, the fortunes of India’s airline companies, the trouble with chronically sick Air India and the bad loans crisis facing public sector banks.
Sinha was speaking at ThePrint’s OTC and was in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Associate Editor Ruhi Tewari.
1Off The Cuff with Jayant Sinha
From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief, ThePrint; Ruhi Tewari, associate editor, ThePrint; Jayant Sinha, minister of state for civil aviation
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From left: Jayant Sinha; Archil Dzuliashvili, ambassador of Georgia
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Manish Dabhade, assistant professor at JNU, asked Sinha about a possible alliance between Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party.
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From left: Rati Asatiani, special assistant, Embassy of Georgia; Vivek Gupta; senior consultant, interventional cardiology, Apollo
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Ambassador Archil Dzuliashvili expresses his gratitude for the interaction session with Jayant Sinha.
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Preeti Aggarwal, assistant manager – marketing, Jet Airways (second from left); Sunil Arora, election commissioner (second from right); Maneesh Chhibber, editor – investigations & special projects, ThePrint (R)
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Hemant H. Bahura, general manager (HR & Admin) at Petronet LNG Ltd, shared his expertise on eco-friendly fuel.
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Sinha said: “In our constitutional democracy, the rule of law is supreme. I’ve regretted the garlanding and I would not do it again.”
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From left: Gaurav Khadgawat, senior VP – client relations, IIFL Wealth Management Ltd.; Shekhar Gupta; Jayant Sinha
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Jayant Sinha with ThePrint team
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From left: Vivek Shukla, GM – The Lalit Delhi; Jayant Sinha
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From left: Sunil Arora; Usha Uppal, director – finance & operations, ThePrint; Jayant Sinha
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