Former BJP minister, Arun Shourie, slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time in a week when he said that supporting him was a mistake.
He was delivering the inaugural address at the sixth edition of the Khushwant Singh literary festival at Kasauli on Friday morning when he said, “I made too many mistakes — by supporting (former prime minister) VP Singh and then by supporting Modi.”
The former minister for communications and information technology was addressing the people on ‘How to recognise rulers for what they are’.
“Don’t believe that leaders will suddenly change when they come to power. Judge character with the adherence to truth. Is he (the leader) a man of his words?” he added.
Shourie is among those who have spoken against the government over its economic policies, sliding growth rate and unemployment. Just a few days ago, senior BJP leader, Yashwant Sinha, had criticised the government for making a “mess” of the economy.
The BJP had responded sharply to this and called Sinha and Shourie ‘frustrated politicians’ avenging their sidelining by the party.
On leaders of today, Shourie said, “Just believe I’m talking about (US President) Donald Trump. Any resemblance closer home is your imagination.”