Yesterday, the left-liberals went into an overdrive after veteran industrialist said, “You are doing good work, but despite that we don’t have the confidence that you will appreciate if we criticise you openly.” The liberal brigade and the Lutyens’ elites saw this as an opportunity to further strengthen their hateful propaganda against the BJP-led NDA government. Union Home Minister Amit Shah however issued a humble and polite yet befitting reply to Rahul Bajaj, which also debunked the myth of fear against criticising the Modi government.
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Amit Shah has now made it clear that “no one needs to fear” criticising the Modi government.
The Union Home Minister said, “About fear I can say that nobody needs to be afraid. A lot of newspapers have written a lot of things about Narendra Modi ji and our government. They are still writing. If someone has been written about (and criticised) the most, that’s us.” He added, “But I would like to say that there is no need for anybody to fear… No one wants to scare… and we have done nothing to be concerned about any criticism… The government has been run in the most transparent way and we have no fear of any kind of opposition, and if anyone does criticise, we will look at the merit of the same and make efforts to improve ourselves.”
During the interaction, Bajaj had also spoken about the issue of lynching, which has been taken by the liberal brigade in a big way in the recent past. Shah rejected the contention that no conviction had taken place over lynching. Debunking the myth about lynching coming up as a new phenomenon in India, Shah said, “Lynchings used to happen earlier too, probably more than now.” He also said, “But it is not correct that there have been no convictions. Several cases of lynchings have been concluded and there have been punishments but the media does not publish them.”
Shah was witty in his reply, and without losing his composure he took up the interaction and Bajaj’s apprehensions to debunk the myths being relentlessly propagated by BJP’s political opponents, and the Lutyens’ elites. He also made it clear that the government neither intends to create fear in the minds of those looking to ciriticise it, nor has it done anything, the criticism of which could be a matter of worry for the government.
An ‘atmosphere’ had been created. But it has not been created by the government or its actions, rather it has been created by those criticising the government on the pretext of its not allowing criticism. Amit Shah’s reply has absolutely demolished such lies which create the ‘atmosphere’ that Rahul Bajaj was talking about.