Patna , Nov 5: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha today launched a scathing attack on the BJP saying it could not be “a one-man show and a two-man army”.
Shotgun stated the youth, farmers and the traders were dissatisfied with current policies of the central government.
“I feel we face a great challenge in both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in view of the dissatisfaction among the youth, farmers and traders. We must see the writing on the wall and avoid taking our opponents lightly”, Sinha told news agency PTI.
“I had not joined the BJP to leave it. But I would not mince words when I say that we cannot meet our challenges if we continue to be a one-man show and a two-man army,” he asserted in a clear indication to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah’s hold over the saffron party.
Flagging concern over the need for looking at the failures, Sinha asserted “The move to ban high-value notes last year has hardly weeded out black money from the system. GST has also come across as a complicated taxation system that seems to have benefitted only Chartered Accountants. Then we have rising oil prices despite fall in international rates of crude”.
He also pointed out that the party should not deny that many lost their jobs post demonetisation.
Sinha also criticized the BJP government in Rajasthan for proposing the “draconian” Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill that barred the media from reporting on allegations against public servants and lawyers without prior sanction.
“We have more examples which smack of growing arrogance in the party. The bill recently tabled in the Rajasthan Assembly, which could have serious ramifications with regard to the right to freedom of expression, is a case in point”, Sinha further said.