1. Arun Shourie: Leaders today are fooling people very easily

Arun Shourie: Leaders today are fooling people very easily

Shourie, who was a minister in the Vajpayee government, said that there is much falsehood in politics today as compared to the last 40 years.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 26, 2017 4:14 PM
Arun Shourie, arun shourie politicians, arun shourie narendra modi, arun shourie politics falsehood Shourie, who was a minister in the Vajpayee government, said that there is much falsehood in politics today as compared to the last 40 years. (image: IE)

Former Minister Arun Shourie today took a dig at the Narendra Modi government over issues like intolerance, violence and even the debate over ideological differences. Speaking at the Times Literary Fest at Delhi’s India Habitat Centre earlier this afternoon, Shourie, who was a minister in the Vajpayee government, said that there is much falsehood in politics today as compared to the last 40 years. “I’ve been observing politics for more than 40 years but I haven’t seen so much of falsehood”, Shourie said at the Literary Fest. “India today (eg. Govt stats on development/growth) is an exaggeration to the point of only falsehood. Earlier, you had to find a lie, now finding a grain of truth is difficult. These days truth comes to us at random”, he added.

Shourie attacked the politicians directly saying that leaders today are fooling people very easily. He took a direct jibe at politicians saying that they have to fool only 31 percent people for three weeks in order to claim their dominance. Speaking on how to recognise the leaders of today, Shourie was quick to point out that the actions of the leaders need to be “minutely examined”. “Go what he (leader) has been saying all along. Don’t go by what he has been saying but what he has done and what his circle has been doing for a long time. Examine what a politician does minutely”, said Shourie addressing an enthusiastic crowd at the India Habitat Centre. He claimed that in politics the main point to watch for a leader was their character and their adherence to truth.

That’s not all, Arun Shourie directly hit out at the newspapers for taking falsehoods to another level. He said that barring one newspaper, others are the instruments of the government. Referring to the Gujarat Model of development, he said that it is a great failure of newspapers and also ours that we did not examine the claims about the Gujarat model. He added that this model never existed and now people are realising that. Earlier in October, Shourie had said the same about the Gujarat model touting it just as event management. Shourie also reprimanded the government and media over job claims in the country, saying that jobs haven’t been created, in fact they 1.5 crore jobs have been lost. “Jobs are not created, but full-page advertisements in newspapers show that how a programme by the government has created 1.5 crore jobs”, said Shourie.

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    Pruthul S
    Nov 26, 2017 at 8:29 pm
    Disgusted, Frustrated Shourie.
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    1. Ashok Kumar
      Nov 26, 2017 at 7:48 pm
      I agree with Mr Shourie that unemployment has increased manifold, and the real culprit is high-density population seeking jobs than that of providers.
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      1. Ashok Kumar
        Nov 26, 2017 at 7:43 pm
        This country is run by deception and evil more and more under cover of false media propaganda.
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        1. Shiv Nijhawan
          Nov 26, 2017 at 6:31 pm
          Not correct
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          1. Sharath Kumar
            Nov 26, 2017 at 5:34 pm
            Anecdotal evidence points to jobs lost in the country to Bangladeshis and Nepalese. In Bangalore in Shanthinagar alone all drivers and security jobs are with Nepalese. Room boys also same story. I am for neither Modi nor for Arun Shourie. But reality check reveals jobs are there and we Indians dont want it. So why say jobs are lost?? Maybe because of 1 rs kg rice and Indra canteen and other sops who wants to work?
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