New Delhi: Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha is coming out with his autobiography in July, announced publishing house Bloomsbury India on June 28.
The book titled Relentless promises to be a tell-all tale of the bureaucrat-turned-politician who made an incredible journey from modest beginnings to the highest corridors of power.
Sinha, a 1960 batch IAS officer, held the finance and external affairs portfolios in former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet between 1998 and 2004. He was the finance minister under the leadership of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar too during the brief period of 1990-91.
“When I was young and growing up in Patna, cinema halls used to advertise that they would show two films in one ticket on weekends. In my life’s story, you will see three films in one ticket,” he said while describing the book.
The book, according to the publishers, is also a compelling read for Sinha’s commentary on things as diverse as ‘politics, religion, democracy and its institutions, as well as family, personal struggle and a relentless pursuit of bigger dreams’.
“Relentless tells the story of one of India’s most well-known public faces in his very own unique voice, and some of its most iconic leaders and political parties, with neither fear nor favour.
“From JP and Chandra Shekhar to VP Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi, the book gives an insight into the rise and fall of leaders and ideologies that have charted a unique course for our democracy amid fierce personal and political strife,” the publishers said in a statement.
The 81-year-old, who joined the BJP in the nineties, quit the party in 2018 alleging that “democracy in India is in great danger”.
“We are delighted to be publishing Relentless, the autobiography of Yashwant Sinha. Sinha’s story is fascinating and inspiring, a civil servant who reached the top echelons of politics maintaining a high reputation of integrity, credibility and commitment,” said Rajiv Beri, managing director, Bloomsbury.
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