Former Union minister Yashwant Sinha who joined the Trinamool Congress at this time shared the anecdote of how West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished to supply herself as a hostage in change for passengers of Air India’s IC 814 taken as hostages by the militants.
Yashwant Sinha recalled throughout Kandahar hijack of Air India airplane, when TMC was the coalition companion of the Vajpayee authorities, Banerjee had volunteered on the cupboard assembly to go and meet the hijackers to safe launch of hostages “as she shouldn’t be afraid of her life.”
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India needed to launch three terrorists, together with JeM’s dreaded terrorist Masood Azhar to make sure the hostages’ launch.
Yashwant Sinha was the union finance minister on the time beneath the management of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
In the meantime, the veteran chief stated that he had about 45 minute dialog with Mamata Banerjee earlier than becoming a member of the TMC.
“The tipping level was the assault on Mamata ji in Nandigram. It was the second of determination to affix TMC and assist Mamata ji,” stated Yashwant Sinha.
“This authorities can do something to win the election. The assault on Mamata Ji made me determine that I need to work together with her,” he stated concerning the March 10 incident.
Sinha additional lashed out on the BJP-led central authorities and stated the latter believes in “crushing and conquering” concepts.
“BJP throughout Atal Ji’s time believed in consensus however at this time’s authorities believes in crushing and conquering concepts. Akalis, BJD have left the BJP. Right now, who’s standing with BJP?” requested Sinha.
Yashwant Sinha was two-time finance ministers as soon as within the Chandra Sekhar cupboard in 1990 after which once more within the Vajpayee cupboard.
He additionally held the portfolio of the Exterior Affairs ministry within the Vajpayee cupboard.
He served because the Principal Secretary to then Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur in 1977.
Influenced by Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan, Sinha, had resigned from the IAS in 1984 and plunged into politics.