5 Facts About Yashwant Sinha

1. In 2012, in a sign of rebellion, Yashwant Sinha supported Pranab Mukherjee, the candidate of the Indian National Congress for the post of the country's president.

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2. In 1998 Yashwant Sinha won a seat in the Lok Sabha and was appointed finance minister in the cabinet of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

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3. In 1995 Yashwant Sinha was elected to the Bihar state legislative assembly as a BJP candidate, and he served there as the leader of the opposition until 1996.

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4. In 1960 Yashwant Sinha joined the Indian Administrative Service, and in a career that lasted for 24 years he held several posts in Bihar as well as in New Delhi (the national capital) and overseas.

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5. On 4 April 2017, Yashwant Sinha was arrested Hazaribagh district along with MLA Manish Jaiswal and 150 others after trying to hold a religious procession when the police stopped them, leading to them protesting the action with the supporters throwing stones at the police.

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