Arun Shourie: Modi, Shah responsible for atmosphere of intolerance

Former Union minister Arun Shourie accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah of creating an atmosphere of “intolerance” in the country

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Former Union minister Arun Shourie on Sunday, November 12, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah of creating an atmosphere of "intolerance" in the country.

"Modi and Shah have created an atmosphere of intolerance in the country. Media should think about its implications and should openly speak about this," said Shourie at a programme at Pink City Press Club in Jaipur.

He said when leaders create such an atmosphere, local goons too follow them in acts like gagging media but the media should throw light on them.

Targeting the Modi-led central government on demonetisation, Shourie, a former BJP leader, said the exercise to junk a bulk of currency in circulation in November 2016 was the “biggest money laundering scheme”

In the age of internet, he said, journalists should find ways to reach out to maximum number of people, reveal truth and raise voice on matters of public good.

Targeting the Modi-led central government on demonetisation, Shourie, a former BJP leader, said the exercise to junk a bulk of currency in circulation in November 2016 was the "biggest money laundering scheme".

The government has defended the decision, saying it helped increase the tax base and formalised the Indian economy.

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