12 May, 2021

Under The Fruit Tree

Yashwant Sinha’s son Jayant hitches wagon to the Modi wave

Rajesh Kumar
Under The Fruit Tree
  • Jayant Sinha, son of Yashwant Sinha and IIT-Harvard alumnus, is BJP candidate from Hazaribagh. Greenhorn tag is a handicap for him.
  • Campaign strategy is hinged on his qualifications, his father’s reputation and the Modi factor. Has ambitious plans for the constituency.
  • Congress candidate and Ramgarh royal Saurabh Narain Singh points to his proven track record as MLA. But partymen trying to undercut him.
  • AJSU candidate Loknath Mahto, a former BJP MLA, banking on caste votes of Kushwahas and Sahus. Some say he is the dark horse.


It’s been a role reversal of sorts for former finance minister and three-term BJP MP from Hazaribagh Yashwant Sinha this Lok Sabha elections. While son Jayant Sinha (51) is out electioneering under the scorching sun, Sinha Sr monitors the war room set up at Rishav Batika, his sprawling farmhouse in Demotand, six km away from Hazaribagh town. “Earlier, my wife, sons and daughter took care of my election management while I campaigned...

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