In a frank conversation, former union minister Yashwant Sinha spoke on a range of issues including the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign’, demonetisation, NPAs and the Gujarat riots. He also explained why he believed that the implementation of the GST, combined with demonetisation, hurt India’s growth rate. Sinha was in conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Editor of National & Strategic Affairs, Jyoti Malhotra, at the ‘Off The Cuff’ event in New Delhi.
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From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of ThePrint; Jyoti Malhotra, national and strategic affairs editor of ThePrint; Yashwant Sinha, former finance & foreign minister of India
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Former Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh is in conversation with businessman Pankaj Bajaj.
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Sinha said that the Modi government has botched up on a range of fronts, including the economy and agriculture. Read his full comment here.
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Sinha speaks to Aditya Sinha, who is a former editor & also the co-author of his book India Unmade: How The Modi Government Broke The Economy.
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Sinha told the audience that BJP members feel if they were to raise their voice, they will not get a re-nomination.
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Kalyani Shankar, consulting editor, ThePrint, got an opportunity to ask a question.
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Sinha cautioned that it will be a “very grievous error of judgement” to think that because the BJP has lost these three state elections, it will lose the Lok Sabha elections as well.
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Col. R.K. Dargan, professor and adviser at Amity University, was at the event.
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The event was held at The Lalit hotel in New Delhi and was well attended. The audience was eager to listen to Yashwant Sinha, who quit the BJP in April 2018.
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Rahiba R. Parveen, journalist, ThePrint, wanted to know Modi government’s efforts in restoring peace in Kashmir. Here’s what Sinha replied.
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From left: Shekhar Gupta; Jyoti Malhotra; Yashwant Sinha; Aditya Sinha
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From left: Yashwant Sinha; Avinash Saproo, VP, IIFL Wealth Management
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The senior politician also signed copies of his book India Unmade.
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From left: Shekhar Gupta; Nalini Singh, journalist; Sanjeev Manchanda, chartered accountant (extreme right)
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