Cong backs Shourie, says BJP `acts` to PM’s `direction`

New Delhi: Backing the accusations of former union minister Arun Shourie that Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliberately remains silent on incidents like Dadri, the Congress Party on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are blindly following his ‘directions’.

“Prime Minister Modi ji is the director and all the ministers are his actors. There is no point to tone down the voice of the ministers in the Bharatiya Janata Party. They are told to make such remarks,” Congress leader Pramod Tiwari told ANI.

Arun Shourie had yesterday accused the Prime Minister of being deliberately silent on incidents like the Dadri lynching while his ministerial and party colleagues kept the issue ‘alive’ merely to win the Bihar elections.

Congress leader Rashid Alvi also backed Shourie, saying that if the Prime Minister had taken action at the initial stage of the incidents then we would not have been such a tense situation.

“It seems that the Prime Minister is giving liberty to spark this fire and to continue his kind of politics,” Alvi said.

The former BJP insider also attacked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s for saying that Prime Minister Modi was the worst victim of intolerance since 2002.

He said that this was the worst defence he had ever heard and Prime Minister Modi ‘in his mind will get the fullest justification for being vengeful’. (ANI)