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If a lawyer can be Finance Minister, a TV actress HRD Minister… why can’t I speak on GST: Shatrughan Sinha

November 25, 2017

He said that Intellectuals are being killed and now even judges are being killed.

Shatrughan Sinha                     pic by indianexpress

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who’s known for not mincing his words, has mocked at PM Narendra Modi’s popular anti-graft slogan- ‘na khaoonga, na khane doonga’, which roughly translates to ‘will not take (bribe) and not let others take’.

“I didn’t join politics saying ‘na jeeoonga, na jeene doonga’ (neither’ll I live, nor allow others to live),” said Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday, in an apparent reference to Prime Minister Modi, while speaking at a book launch in New Delhi.

He also said that atmosphere in the country is such that people have to either support “a person” or risk being called “anti national”.

The outspoken Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib also made fun of ministers in Union Cabinet, calling them a “Bunch of sycophants!” He said, “It (the govt.) is a bunch of sycophants. 90% of ministers are those who you (people) do not know. They’re here not to do something creative or constructive, they’re just busy saving their jobs.”

“If a lawyer can become Finance Minister, a TV actress can become HRD Minister & a tea-seller…, then why can’t I speak on these issues,” he said, apparently targeting the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Information & Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, who earlier held the HRD portfolio & the Prime Minister.

“Intellectuals are being killed & now even Judges are being killed,” he alleged, claiming that these issues weren’t getting as much attention as they should in the media as ‘dhantantra’ (money power) was getting the better of ‘jantantra’ (people’s power),” he added.

The 71 years old also rubbished the claim by his detractors that he was upset over not being made a minister, saying he never even had any such expectations.

His attack at the ruling dispensation came days after the Congress’s youth wing ‘Yuva Desh’ tweeted a “Chai wala” meme targeting PM Narendra Modi, which they later deleted.

Source - ptinews.com

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