Arun Shourie , A Dishonest Intellectual


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MAY 06, 2015           01.05 A.M.

I used to respect Arun Shourie a lot. As a journalist he was a crusader. He unearthed many scams during Indira Gandhi regime. But being an able journalist is another thing and being an administrator is totally different.

I was perplexed when Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee inducted him in his ministry as Dis-investment Minister. When a party wins an election and forms government, it is assumed that many loyal, old and dedicated workers will be rewarded. Therefore when a rank outsider like Arun Shourie was given a post in the Vajpayee government, it was baffling and a bit disturbing.

My fears were proven right when I read about Arun Shourie’s latest interview. What he said to Karan Thapar, was not a critique of NDA 2. It was his frustration of not getting birth in Narendra Modi government. I am not privy to many things but I can answer his charges point by point.

Let me clarify that he is not a BJP ideologue as claimed by many journalists. He was a rank outsider, chosen by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to serve the government. It is a common norm in USA. But This is India. Here people care for their own benefit, their own power and their own well-being. So induction of this rank opportunist in the Vajpayee cabinet was a mistake.

Let us have a look at the charges of Shourie. My answer is given in blue along with every point :

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Shourie slams Narendra Modi: 10 things he said

IndiaToday.in  New Delhi, May 1, 2015 | UPDATED 11:38 IST

In an exclusive interview with Headlines Today’s Karan Thapar on the first anniversary of BJP-led NDA government on Friday, Arun Shourie, one of the most influential BJP ideologues during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for poor handling of the Indian economy and turning a blind eye to the attacks on minorities by the right-wing groups. SEE FULL VIDEO

Here are the 10 things that Arun Shourie said about Modi government in the interview: Full text of Arun Shourie’s interview

1) The government lacks clear thinking. The government has good ideas but poor in implementation. There is a big gap between perception and promise, and projection and performance. The government must become low profile.

My Answer : Modi government has “good ideas” and it lacks “clear thinking”. How both things are possible at the same time? Modi government is going to complete 1 year in this month. How on earth anyone can “implement”  all the promises in 1 year. Shourie wants the government to perform and yet want it to become “low profile”.

2) Modi’s economic policy is directionless. There is no big picture in economy policy. Modi’s focus on the economy is like a CM. He should focus more on policy instead of projects.

My Answer : Shourie wants Modi to become “low profile” and yet wants to see “big picture” regarding the economy. Economic policies are not going to deliver results in just 1 year.

3) Modi’s foreign policy is a success but India has to follow-up on the MoUs. Modi needs to execute policies quickly. China is a principal challenge for India. India’s foreign policy is getting reoriented. Modi has to move much faster. Nobody is waiting for us. The US is already feeling impatient. Keeping Sushma Swaraj on the margins is wrong.

My Answer : Shourie praises Narendra Modi for successful foreign policy and yet alleges that MEA Sushma Swaraj ji is marginalised. How can any foreign policy be successful without MEA?

4) Lack of clarity in government on Pakistan. Need a steadier gaze towards Pakistan.

My Answer : What a logic Shourie! Foreign policy of India is successful, yet no clarity on Pakistan. Only a biased person , who is claiming as an intellectual can give this kind of brilliant(?) logic.

5) Investment has not picked up. The government can’t ignore India inc warnings. The government needs to wake up. Investors still have hope but the industrial sector is waiting for concrete moves. The growth claims are only to make headlines and the government only wants to manage headlines.

My Answer : Again a brilliant (?) logic! “Investors still have hope But…….growth claims are only to make headlines”. He conveniently forgets what Ratan Tata said about the government.

6) Uncertainty exists over tax regime. Tax regime is confused. The government is alienating the investors. It is backtracking on tax decisions.

My Answer : GST legislation is about to be passed. Consensus achieved in 12 months, which alluded us for 12 long years.Various other reforms are about to happen. What else can you desire in 1 year?

7) India needs labour reforms. There was no need for land bill controversy. Ordinances were ill-advised. They led to disruptions. BJP supported the previous Land Bill. Allies were not taken into confidence. Modi must embrace the opposition. No reform can take place without the oppositions’ support. The opposition is ganging up against Modi and the BJP is frightening others.

My Answer : Shourie seems to be delusional. He alleges, “Ordinances were ill-advised. They led to disruptions.” But he forgets that Ordinance was promulgated because there were disruptions. Shourie wants to twist the happenings of the Rajya Sabha.

8) Vacancies in critical posts are worrying. Don’t know why the posts are not filled. Vital institutions are suffering. Institutions are being starved to death. Institutions are being devalued.

My Answer : There is a thing in governance which is called and is known as PREROGATIVE. It is government’s prerogative to fill the posts. It is none of Shourie’s business.

9) The government must respond to minority fears. Govt has failed on assuring minorities. No response to concern of minorities. Alienating minorities is dangerous. The Christians are rightfully upset. PM should speak out often. Modi must speak on critical issues. Modi silent on moral questions.

My Answer : During elections Narendra Modi said and still says ” SABKA SAATH, SABKA VIKAS ” . All the act of attacks on Christians have turned out to be petty crimes by criminals. I don’t need to give details. Shourie must be knowing them. If he doesn’t know , then he is ignorant and shouldn’t be taken seriously. As for Muslims are concerned, there were few unwarranted utterances by fringe elements, which were duly condemned by the BJP.

10) The monogrammed suit was inexplicable, a critical mistake. Don’t understand why he wore it.

My Answer : The last point clarifies the dishonesty of Shourie. First of all , it was a gift. Narendra Modi wore it for just one day. It was subsequently auctioned and the amount was deposited in the treasury. It is old practise of the Prime Minister. He auctions all the gift he gets and the proceeds are deposited in the government treasury and is later on used for some charitable purposes. It is a settled case. But Shourie rakes it up again. It clears that his intention is not to give a critique, but he dishes out his venom because he fails to find a place in the union cabinet.

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Along with all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I denounce this dishonest journalist turned intellectual called Arun Shourie. People like him are dangerous. They work on an agenda and give it a different colour to hoodwink gullible public. But if he can denounce Babasaheb Ambedkar, then Narendra Modi is an easy target.

Shourie should be denounced with all the possible way and people like him should never find any place either in the party or in the government.

 [ I have taken the excerpts of Shourie’s interview from the website of India Today. I express gratitude. ]

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Shame on You Sheila Dikshit !


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 19 , 2012           11.59 P.M.

Sheila Dikshit is the Chief Minister of NCR Delhi . Sonia Gandhi is the Chair – Person of UPA and she is President of Indian National Congress also . Both are woman . Both recently went to Gujarat for electioneering and said that women are not safe in Narendra Modi‘s Gujarat . I am yet to hear about any rape case in Gujarat .

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Sonia Gandhi, President of the Indian National Congress (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Sheila Dikshit , Chief Minister of Delhi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aren’t they ashamed ? They are blaming Narendra Modi’s Gujarat , when girls are continuously being raped in Delhi under their nose . They are shedding copious tears for Gujarat and maintaining stoic silence in Delhi . They are not even emotionally moved . When a girl was raped last time in Delhi , Sheila Dikshit issued a statement that moving out in the night should be avoided. She , as the Chief Minister of Delhi , was not a bit concerned about law and order situation . She maintained that no rape would happen if girls don’t roam around in the night or venture out early in the morning .

The whole nation is aghast at the current rape of a girl in the moving bus in Delhi . But shameless politicians have again started playing their games . Statements are again being issued . Outrage is again demonstrated . Promises of swift action are again dished out . Visits of VIPs to the hospital has again started . But I know nothing is going to be changed .

When persons of the stature of Sonia Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit go to Gujarat and make false accusations for temporary electoral gains , you know that nothing will ever change because elections are not round the corner in Delhi .

I am reproducing the complete story , which I got from a friend on my BBM :

The full story – The bus driver ram singh went out with his 6 friends ( 2 rkp sabzee wale + all bihari ) the girl and the guy was called by the driver and were given proper tickets ( the bus was a school bus with black curtains .. Not permitted for transport use ) the girl was 23 a very good student and wanted to reach dwarka mor.
After they got in , the guys hit a rod on the guys’s head and threw him out , then raped the girl one by one which was moving continuously in the posh areas of delhi and ncr.
After raping her badly , one of them inserted a very long rod in her vagina which almost killed her and threw her out and ran away.

She was lying in the middle of the road hurt and nude.. Not even single person helped her or covered her for an hour.
When police came in no one helped them pick her up. They were just not interested at all.

The girl’s vagina + small and large intestine is totally damaged and she cannot live a married or normal life. Doctor said ” main bayan nahi kar sakta ki ussne kya kya zheela hai … Bolte hue muzhe dard hota hai “. She has gone in coma 5 times from 16th dec. She is unconscious , critical and is non stop crying. The ribs are damaged as well.

That’s the whole story
And that’s what delhi people are.
And her only fault was that she took a wrong bus!

I’m not ashamed to broadcast such a message to make people aware that what’s going on in our capital!! ‘So called capital’.                                    Sushma Swaraj demands death penalty for rapists (Delhi Rape Case). Agree or Disagree? Dont shy away and please your vote here.
{www.ndtv.com/article/polls/sushma-swaraj-wants-death-sentence-for-rapists-agree-or-disagree-306803}
Kindly spread the word. Help women live their life.

This is the message I got in the morning and I am reproducing it verbatim . I am aghast . I am ashamed . I denounce Sheila Dikshit in the strongest term . Heads must roll . Police Commissioner of Delhi must be held accountable for this heinous crime . A fast track court should be constituted and capital punishment should be awarded to these criminals .

Rape

Rape is crime against humanity . Rape is like crucifying Christ again and again . Rape should be  condemned in strongest term and no excuses should be made . It leaves a scar in the psyche of the victim . It is considered a social stigma . It has traumatized the hapless victims since time immemorial  .

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Rape (Photo credit: Valeri Pizhanski)

I am sorry that when an innocent girl is fighting for her life and will always fight for her honour , if she survives , some Union Ministers were enjoying lavish dinner in a 5 Star hotel in same Delhi last night .

Need I say anything else ? Is there any empathy left in this world ? My emotional psyche is disturbed and wounded .

I denounce this incident in strongest term . I , on behalf of all the students and staff of my acting institute Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , demand Sheila Dikshit’s resignation and demand that Police Commissioner of Delhi should immediately be removed from his post and he should be held accountable for this crime .

Shame Sheila Dikshit , shame !! May God’s curse be on you for making Delhi , the rape capital of India !

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