Dubai: There is “no indication of intolerance” on the ground in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said as he sought to dismiss debate in the country over the issue.
“On the ground I see an environment of public harmony in India. That’s why I initially referred to this debate as a manufactured one,” Jaitley, who arrived here yesterday on a two-day visit to the UAE, said.
“It becomes an issue for discussion when people try to give the country a bad name and there the onus is on all of us as Indians to clarify the issue. But on the ground there is no indication of intolerance,” he told reporters.