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Modi’s global stature nowhere close to that of Nehru, Indira or Vajpayee, says Yashwant Sinha

On the BJP’s slogan of ‘Abki baar, 400 paar’, Sinha said that in the last two elections, the BJP had already touched the ceiling of votes it could get in various states, especially in the Hindi belt, in which the party has a strong presence. “When you touch the upper limit, you can only go down from there,” he said. Asserting that there is “a certain amount of boredom” with the BJP now, he said, “You become stale after 10 years. And you can’t make any fresh promises… they will carry no weight with the people.”Comparing the prime minister to his predecessors, he said, “In terms of global stature, Modi is nowhere compared to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, he is nowhere compared to Indira Gandhi, he is nowhere compared to Jawaharlal Nehru, but he is supposed to be the greatest prime minister India ...
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Hazaribagh votes Monday with no member of Sinha family in fray. It may decide their future, too

His grandfather, however, has been quick to deny claims of his grandson stepping into the political fray. In an interview with ThePrint, he said, “He (Aashir) has just returned after finishing his studies in the US. And he has a professional career ahead. If my view prevails in the family, I will say he is still too young. Even two years later, he will still be too young.” Stressing the importance of having a professional career before joining politics, the former Union minister said he hoped his grandson would follow his and his son’s path.“Both Jayant and I have shown that it is good to enter politics after having a lot of experience in another field. That’s likely to make you more successful in politics,” he added.Bureaucrat-turned-politician Yashwant Sinha first won Hazaribagh in 19...
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BJP MP Jayant’s son has joined party, says Cong; Yashwant denies | India News – Times of India

HAZARIBAG: Former Union minister and BJP's outgoing Hazaribag MP Jayant Sinha's son, Arish Sinha, caused a flutter on Tuesday when he turned up at a Congress rally in Jharkhand's Barhi to back the party's nominee for the seat, Jai Prakash Bhai Patel.AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge's presence there fuelled speculation about Arish breaking free of his father's political lineage.AICC general secretary and spokesperson Rakesh Sinha said Arish, who was welcomed on stage with a scarf, had joined Congress. The Sinhas quickly denied it, with Arish's grandfather Yashwant Sinha, who is with Trinamool Congress, saying the family would have convened a presser if it were so.Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur said Arish attended the event as a representative of his grandfather."We had invit...