BJP Leaders Hit Back At Rahul Bajaj, After He Tells Amit Shah, 'Government Doesn't Appreciate Criticism'

2 Dec 2019 9:16 AM GMT
BJP Leaders Hit Back At Rahul Bajaj, After He Tells Amit Shah,
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After raising concerns over the “atmosphere of fear” that has been created in the current BJP regime, Former Chairman of Bajaj Group, Rahul Bajaj is being hit back by several BJP leaders.

Bajaj had questioned Union Home Minister Amit Shah on November 30, Saturday, at the Economic Times event, the video of which is now doing rounds on social media. He raised questions over tax terrorism, Pragya Thakur’s ‘Godse was a patriot’ remarks in the Parliament, and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief, Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that lynching is a foreign concept.

The video went viral on social media with #Rahul Bajaj trending on Twitter. To his concerns, Home Minister Amit Shah said that “no one needs to fear” criticising the Narendra Modi government. The Home Minister denied allegations there was an atmosphere of fear in the country.

“No need to fear anything. The Narendra Modi government has been criticised continuously in media. But, if you are saying that there is such an environment, we need to work to improve this,” Home Minister responded.

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.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted that it is always appreciated that answers are sought in a way that would not hurt the national interest.

BJP IT cell head, Amit Malviya, questioned Bajaj’s political leanings. He tweeted, ‘It is difficult for me to praise anyone’, said Rahul Bajaj except off course (sic) if it is Rahul Gandhi. Wear your political affiliation on your sleeve and don’t hide behind inanities like there is an atmosphere (sic) of fear and all that.”

Another commentator quipped, “Dear Rahul Bajaj, anyone can say anything to criticise this govt; there is no fear & if you don’t agree, we will abuse u, threaten u till u do agree. –your friendly neighbourhood Online Troll Army.”

After the series of tweet directed towards the businessman, Sanjukta Basu, a writer-photographer in a tweet lashed out troll army. “Rahul Bajaj said at the time of UPA govt we could criticize govt. Within minutes this dangerous IT cell has dug out some random 30 seconds to pull him down, troll him. So that no other industrialist speak truth to power,” she tweeted


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