Amit Shah won’t accept intolerance rising in the country: Khera

Cheryl Sanders
December 4, 2019

Indian businesses are anxious about repercussions should they criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration, billionaire Rahul Bajaj said in a rare display of a corporate leader expressing reservations about the government publicly. "But, if you are saying that there is such an environment, we need to work to improve this", he said. One such tweet by Malviya read, "The atmosphere of fear is so pervasive these days that media talking heads criticise the govt day in and out, write opeds calling obnoxious names and wishing death for those in power and even now are hopping mad with joy that an industrialist asked a question". I will say that openly. An ambiance must quiet be created. I could possibly additionally fair be inaccurate. We should get on with reviving the economy. But I would like to point out that there is no need for anybody to be afraid.

"In UPA 2 we may possibly no longer abuse somebody... that is a different case", he added. The Home Minister denied allegations there was an atmosphere of fear in the country. The Narendra Modi-government has been criticised continuously in media. "No one wants to scare, and we have done nothing to be concerned about any criticism", Shah responded. "... You are doing good work but if we criticise you there is no confidence that you will appreciate that", Mr Bajaj mentioned. Delivering the valedictory speech at the National Economy Conclave, Singh had on Friday warned: "There is a palpable climate of fear in our society today". The audience included one of Mr Modi's most-trusted aides, Mr Amit Shah. Amid fierce criticism of the authorities's decision to detain leaders, including three veteran Chief Ministers, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla counseled a parliamentary standing committee remaining month that restrictions were imposed "in behold of statements by senior leaders of order".

Meanwhile, Bajaj also condemned BJP MP Pragya Thakur for her recent controversial remarks wherein she referrred Mahatma Gandhi's assassin as "Deshbhakt" (patriot).

Pragya Thakur later apologised for her remarks, which she claimed were in reference to Udham Singh and never Godse.

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

Shah, however, disagreed and said that a lot is being written against the government, and people are writing.

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