'People are afraid to criticise govt': Industrialist Rahul Bajaj tells Amit Shahtext_fields
Mumbai: Speaking at the Economic Times award function in Mumbai, Industrialist Rahul Bajaj came down heavily on the government saying that people are afraid to criticize the government and have no confidence that the government would appreciate criticism.
He reportedly directed his questions to panelists including Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
“During UPA-II, we could abuse anyone. You are doing good work, but if we want to openly criticise you, there is no confidence you will appreciate that. I may be wrong but everyone feels that,” Bajaj said, according to a report in The Print.
During UPA government, people had the freedom to criticize but the current regime has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.
Responding to Bajaj’s question, Amit Shah said, “No need to fear about anything," adding, “ The Narendra Modi-government has been criticised continuously in media. But, if you are saying that there is such an environment, we need to work to improve this”.