Wednesday, 11 December, 2019

Rahul Bajaj Asks Amit Shah: "If We Criticise You…". His Reply

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Deanna Wagner | 04 December, 2019, 21:28

In a video that has since long gone viral Mr Bajaj, wearing a blue silk shirt and a unfortunate brown Nehru jacket, stands up to debate an "atmosphere" that turned into no longer show hide at some level of the second term of the Congress-led United Revolutionary Alliance (UPA); Mr Bajaj turned into furthermore quoted as announcing "UPA authorities mein kisi ko bhi gaali de sakte the (within the UPA authorities, we may possibly additionally criticise somebody we wished to)".

Mr Bajaj had at a personal occasion organised by The Financial Instances newspaper advised Mr Shah that folks feared criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his administration for concern of reprisals.

Shaw's remarks came a day after veteran industrialist Rahul Bajaj said the people were afraid to criticise the government.

"Hope the govt reaches out to India inc for working out solutions to revive consumption n growth".

The Bajaj Group chairman also raised the issue of lynchings and BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur's remarks praising Nathuram Godse in Parliament as he addressed Home Minister Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal.

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Shaw said the government should be open to suggestions instead of listening to only those it believes are supporters.

However, even after Shah's reassurance that people can criticise the government without fearing the backlash, BJP Union Ministers lashed out at the industrialist for overtly questioning Amit Shah. "Interestingly in another tweet Puri also spoke of Bajaj "instigating others" matching Sitharaman's warning of such comments 'gaining traction".

Defending the government against allegations of intolerance to criticism, the minister tweeted on Monday: "Have been meeting representatives across industry and trade, post-budget, to listen to their concerns and take their suggestions". Others have linked Bajaj to the industrialists who have fled the country. "This is exactly what democracy is all about", he tweeted.

Earlier also, Shaw had supported Bajaj and said the government treated India Inc as "pariahs". During the second term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), one could criticise the government without fear, he said. "I need to no longer suppose this...".

At event on Friday, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there was a "palpable climate of fear". "Entrepreneurs are hesitant to put up fresh projects, for fear of failure attributed to ulterior motives", Singh said.