Arun Shourie targets Modi Govt, accuses of falsehood

New Delhi: Renowned journalist and former Union Minister Arun Shourie today laid accusations on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and said that “falsehood” was the “hallmark” of the Narendra Modi government as they have not been successful in implementing several promises such as generating jobs. He also urged the people of the country to minutely judge the work of the government.

Participating at the Times Lit Fest in New Delhi, Mr Shourie, who was a minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s NDA government, said that he can give many examples of that in the form of full page advertisements in the newspapers showing “government statistics of generating over five and half crore job by MUDRA scheme” only.

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“But we should not be surprised at this…. falsehood has become the hallmark of this government,” he said.

Mr Shourie also stressed that we should not examine what a person or leader has been doing for a long time but examine their work “minutely”.

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Citing Mahatma Gandhi, he said: “Very important point that Gandhiji use to make ‘don’t go by what he has been doing but go by his character’ and ‘what can you learn about his character?’.

“And we have missed that twice both in the case of (former Prime Minister) V.P. Singh and Narendra Modi. They just say whatever is convenient at the moment,” he said.

He also urged the people to not go by the thing by what Modi is saying now, but go by what he has been saying all along.

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