New Delhi, Oct. 27 (ANI): Training guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government, Former Union Minister Arun Shourie accused the former of managing headlines instead of economy, saying that such an approach would not work in the long run.Speaking at a book launch event yesterday, Shourie also mocked the NDA government by saying that it was nothing but 'Congress plus cow'.
"There is a clearer belief that managing economy means managing headlines about the economy and this is not really going to work," Shourie said.
"The way to characterize the policies of the Government is Congress scaled plus a cow," he added.
He also said that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was never as weak as it was now.
"I feel there was never a weaker a PMO as now... There has never been as great a centralisation of functions, not power, of functions in PMO as now," he said.
Shourie further said that looking at the way economy is being managed, people have started recalling the days of former prime minister Manmohan Singh.
"Doctor Singh (Manmohan Singh) ko log yaad karne lag gaye hain (People have started recalling the days of Manmohan Singh)," he added. (ANI)
Shourie in 'pain' for not being part of Govt.: BJP
New Delhi, Oct. 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday brushed aside former Union Minister Arun Shourie's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi 'managed headlines instead of economy', saying that the former had made such a remark since he was in pain for not being a part of the NDA Government anymore."All I can say for our former colleague Mr. Arun Shourie is that somewhere, his pain of not being in the government anymore is being reflected through his career nationalism," BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh told ANI here.
Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also slammed Shourie saying the effect of the current company he was in, was showing through his words.
Arun Shourie was one of the enlightened members of Atal Behari Vajpaye's cabinet and I fully endorse his views.
People who have views similar to Shourie would never find place in Modi's cabinet.
Why, even Atal Behari Vajpayee would never have found place in Modi's cabinet.
Modi likes to be surrounded by rabble rousing murderers and rapists