Former union minister Arun Shourie on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intentionally maintaining silence on incidents of growing intolerance in the country just to win the Bihar elections, reported The Times of India.
While speaking to India Today TV, Shourie said that the "PM is not a section officer of the homoeopathy department. He is not head of a department. He is the PM. He has to show the country the moral path. He has to set moral standards."
"He kept silent on the Dadri incident and incidents like killing of two Dalit childrenâ€¦ He is silent while his party colleagues and ministers are keeping the issues alive," the report quotes him as saying.
The TOI report further states, "The former BJP insider attacked finance minister Arun Jaitley's defence of Modi that he was the worst victim of intolerance since 2002, saying this was the worst defence he had heard and Modi 'in his mind will get the fullest justification for being vengeful'".
Just last week, Shourie while criticising the NDA government described it as "Congress plus a cow."
"Doctor Singh (Manmohan Singh) ko log yaad karne lag gaye hain (People have started recalling the days of Manmohan Singh). The way to charaterise policies of the government is â€“ Congress plus a cow. Policies are the same,â€ť The Indian Express quoted Shourie as saying during a book launch.