Yashwant Sinha questions why was Jayant removed from FM, twitter adds dynasty angle


Yashwant Sinha interview with the Indian Express on Wednesday, received the strongest reply, from none other than his own son, Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation.

Junior Sinha wrote about how new economy for new India had fundamental changes put in place for an open, transparent, competitive and innovation-driven economy. He also assured the people of India that virtually every Indian will now have a basic safety net guaranteeing food, electricity, some employment, housing, a bank account, toilets, gas-based cooking, insurance coverage, micro-loans, and an all-weather road. His article ended with an assurance that the government was creating a robust new economy that will power long-term growth and job creation for ‘New India’.

Jayant Sinha’s blog was officially shared by the PMO handle as well:

As a rebut to his son’s article countering his views, Yashwant Sinha, in an interview to Times Now today, questioned, “If Jayant Sinha was so competent to reply to my criticism, then why was he removed from Finance Ministry?”

Why was Jayant Sinha transferred out of Finance Ministry in 2016?

In July 2016, as reported by NDTV, investors had cheered when Jayant Sinha, an IIT graduate, Havard MBA and a former venture capitalist, was appointed in the finance ministry. However, his departure from the finance ministry to the aviation ministry then, was attributed to his strong views on some economic issues that were not in line with the government’s and the main reason for influencing the government’s decision to shift him out of the crucial finance ministry.

Dynasty Politics Debate:

On Monday, Amit Shah, while addressing the BJP’s national executive including party leaders had quoted, BJP-led government was working for “development and poverty reduction”, while the Congress was banked on the “politics of appeasement and dynasty”.

The Congress had hit back on Shah with spokesperson Manish Tewari quoting, “We would like to ask those who talk about dynasty politics that if BJP does not believe in dynasties what are the sons of former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and chief ministers Vasundhara Raje and Raman Singh doing in the Lok Sabha.” He also added, “Before pointing fingers at others, the BJP chief should first look within”.

Post the open disagreement between the father-son Sinha duo today, twitter was quick to ask, if dynasties didn’t rule in BJP as well :

Dynasty culture in politics is for real and surely not limited to any national or regional party. Some of the names in BJP, are also decedents of dynasty politics:

1. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje’s son – Dushyant Singh (MP)
2. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje’s sister – Yashodhara Raje – Madhya Pradesh Minister
3. Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje’s mother – Late Vijayaraje Scindia (Madhya Pradesh MP and Former founding members of BJP)
4. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, Raman Singh’s son – Abhishek Singh (Lok Sabha MP)
5. Himachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister and BJP Leader, Prem Kumar Dhumal’s son – Anurag Thakur (MP)
6. MLC Late Gangadharpant Fadnavis’ son – Devendra Fadnavis (Chief Minister of Maharashtra)
7. Senior Maharashtra State Leader Eknath Khadse’s daughter-in-law – Raksha (MP)
Late BJP Leader, Gopinath Munde’s daughters – Pankaja Munde (Minister) & Pritam Munde (MLA)
8. BJP Stalwart, Late Pramod Mahajan’s daughter – Poonam Mahajan (MP & Head of BJP’s Youth Wing)


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