Kolkata: BJP’s rebel Lok Sabha MP Shatrughan Sinha and Former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie have slammed PM Modi’s governance on Saturday.
The three leaders were also present with leaders of 22 political parties gathered at a rally organized in Kolkata’s Brigade parade grounds, Indian Express reports.
“There has not been a government at the Centre which has lied so much. The government has tried to subvert and corrupt constitutional institutions such as the CBI and the RBI…even the media. Defence has been neglected,” Shourie said.
He further added, “It is possible to drive them out. Even Modi knows his grip is loosening. The aim should be to give one strong candidate against BJP (from each constituency). As Farooq-saab (Farooq Abdullah) said, this should be with a sense of sacrifice, not approached with a sense of gain. Everyone should not think ‘I should become the Prime Minister’.”
This fight is not against one man but against one ‘thought’ and India is standing at dangerous crossroads commented Yashwant Sinha. He also indicated that his comment will be misinterpreted.
“I know how the BJP will react. They will say we are targeting one man,” he explained.
Two-term Lok Sabha member and BJP’s rebel Shatrughan Sinha said, “During Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s time, it was democracy; now it is dictatorship.”
PM dodging questions on Rafael fighter jet deal will only worsen things for the saffron party.
“The more he tries to hide things… the more the chorus will grow: ‘chowkidar chor hain’ (the guard is the thief)’.”