New Delhi: Arun Shourie no longer party member: BJP

New Delhi (PTI): Arun Shourie, who had launched a stinging attack on the Modi government yesterday, is no longer a member of BJP, the party said as it sought to dismiss the criticism of its one-time influential leader who was also a minister in the previous NDA government.

BJP general secretary Arun Singh said Shourie’s membership ceased after he did not renew it during the recent membership drive.

All members have to renew their membership after every six years and Shourie did not do so this time round, he said.

“Arun Shourie is no more a BJP member. He did not renew his membership,” he said.
At a press conference in the party headquarters, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu rejected Shourie’s attack on the government, saying “his views are shared neither by the party nor by the public”.

“I do not agree with this. This is not the opinion of party nor public,” he said in a brief response.

Shourie, a strong supporter of Modi during the Lok Sabha election campaign last year, had said the Centre believes that managing economy means “managing the headlines” and that people had started recalling the days of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

“The way to charaterise policies of the government is — Congress scaled plus a cow,” he had said.

Rejecting the charge, Naidu said there has been “no scam, no scandal and not even one mistake” under the government and BJP had been winning elections across the country.

“We are a democracy, he (Shourie) has his opinion, but the country’s opinion is different,” Naidu said, adding the people were supporting the Prime Minister in all parts of the country.

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  1. Shourie, a strong supporter of Modi during the Lok Sabha election campaign last year, had said the Centre believes that managing economy means “managing the headlines”.

    “The way to characterize policies of the government is — Congress scaled plus a cow.”

    Arun Shourie’s equation: BJP – Cow = Congress.

    i.e. (Congress as it is and as it was with all the credits and debits), plus (cow- or Hindu extremism) is equal to BJP!

    LOL, Pedru and Soopi has a choice. Either BJP or BJP minus cow!!! IT IS YIUR FATE.

  2. If someone is opinionated and highly prejudiced and suffers from a sick mind, then there is nothing the community or society can do to redeem him. Who knows! Probably, a psychiatrist or neurologist could come to his succour.

    Arun Shourie has worked as journalist, was author and politician and also served as an Economost, Consultant to the Planning Commission, Editor to respectabe publications and Minister. He is a man with impeccable credentials and it does not matter whether he was in BJP, Congress, SP, BSP, LD, Communist, Marxist, AAP or any other party. He is million times better than a politician, who warmed the chair for 10 years and should have deserved a mention in one of the Khushwant Singh Joke Books. He does not have the guts to face the people or society, fearing that he would be bad-mouthed and insulted, even by his own community.

    One has to like or hate politicians, depending on their credentials or their irregularities. Just because say Billoo Barber is in fascination of one particular party due to his whims and fancies, that does not mean all their politicians are spotless and stainless. Far from it. Some may be good and competent and majority of them may be totally corrupt, rotten and/or incompetent.

    I pray to Almighty to give this soul some wisdom and grey matter.

    • I pray to Almighty to give this soul some wisdom and grey matter. – Mr. Nelson

      I totally agree with you. Our Original Rampa could very well do with some “wisdom & grey matter”. 🙂

    • Nelson Lewis – “One has to like or hate politicians, depending on their credentials or their irregularities.”

      TAKE FOR EXAMPLE HIS ODE TO Arun Shourie! HE ONLY SPEAKS OF THE SO CALLED “CREDENTIALS”, BUT SUPPRESSES THE “IRREGULARITIES” OF RSS MAN SHOURIE.

      ARUN SHOURIE IS THE MAN WHO, AS MINISTER IN VAJAPAYEES CABINET, BID GOODBYE TO THE HEALTHY PRACTICE OF AUCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT WORKS OR PROPERTIES, AND INTRODUCED THE “FIRST COME FIRST SERVE” PROCEDURE, BRINGING IN VENUES FOR A LOT OF CORRUPTION. WHICH WAS UNSCRUPULOUSLY ADOPTED BY THE DMK MINISTERS IN TELECOM SPECTRUM ALLOCATION AND COAL BLOCK SCAM. FOR HAVING STUCK TO POWER INSTEAD OF PUNISHING THE GUILTY DMK MINISTERS, CONGRESS WAS DEFEATED BY THE PEOPLE IN MAY 2014 ELECTIONS.

      ARUN SHOURIE HANDED OVER THE “Hotel Juhu Centaur, Mumbai” WORTH RUPEES HUNDREDS OF CRORES TO HIS PREFERRED RSS MAN FOR A PALTRY SOME OF 20 CRORES.

      Ex-disinvestment secretary Pradeep Baijal IS ON RECORD STATING, “Arun Shourie cleared sale OF HOTEL “Laxmi Vilas Palace” OWNED BY ITDC, estimated to be worth Rs 151 crore to the highest bidder Bharat Hotels for just Rs 7.52 crore.”

      BECAUSE CONGRESS LACKS EVEN THE MINIMUM TACTICS OF ATTACKING THE WRONG DOING RULING PARTY, THE PEOPLE BY AND LARGE DO NOT KNOW THESE SCAMS. EVEN IN DHABOL II AND PETROLEUM BLOCKS ALLOCATIONS, PRAMOD MAHAJAN AND THE SON-IN-LAW OF VAJAPAYEE, MR. MUHKARJIA, ETC DID INDULGE IN CORRUPTION IN THOUSANDS OF CRORES. HOWEVER, NO ALLEGATIONS BY THE CONGRESS!

      ARUN SHOURIE IS A STAUNCH ENEMY OF CONGRESS AND THEREFORE “THE GREAT MR. Nelson Lewis”, THE VOICE OF JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND IMPARTIALITY ON THIS FORUM IS PARTIAL TO SHOURIE AND SUPPRESSES THE FACT TO FAVOUR RSS!

  3. Many veteran BJP politicians will be forced to pack and leave the party one at a time: finally, it seems like the Gujarathi
    pilot and co-pilot piloting reality would be end game.

    Under the Congress Government rule, it was not paradise but the nation was living without fear of street killing instigated by the jobless goons; that India is now faced with total disorder, the high protean beef being consumed by around 40% of the people has been politically transformed as the most dangerous explosive called “beef dynamite”. How many are going to be killed by this dead flesh dynamite is the biggest question now.

  4. LOL, Pedru and Soopi has a choice. Either BJP or BJP minus cow!!! IT IS YIUR FATE. – Mr, BN Pai

    Lol! I so love the names! So, does Pedru stand for our globetrotter and Soopi for our Minister for Ext affairs?

  5. Dear readers,

    This is usual practice when RSS political wing BJP faces critics within or disassociating when Sangh parivar member caught in the act against sovereign of India.

    One-time influential leader and key economic advisors who was also a minister in the previous NDA government Arun Shourie ouster came just days after Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley comment “balance between freedom of speech and reasonable restrictions under Constitution”.

    Weeks before the Bihar elections, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat stirred up a hornet’s nest when he called for a “social review” of the reservation policy in an interview to mouthpieces Organiser and Panchjanya.While the RSS issued a statement on debunking allegations that Bhagwat had called for ending positive discrimination for backward communities, the BJP came out to clarify that it “respected 100 per cent the reservation rights of the SCs, STs and other backward castes.” few days later BJP ruled Haryana Dalits are burned to death.Later RSS has said Panchjanya is not its ‘mouthpiece’.

    Links between RSS, journals Organiser and Panchjanya
    – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/links-between-rss-journals-organiser-and-panchjanya/#sthash.rzY1P4ph.dpuf

    Within Party of difference it is common culture remarrying EX-wives once the dust settle down. It may be Former CM Yeddyurappa, Kalyan singh or Uma Bharti …..they can extend olive branch to anyone with corruption or accept sharpest criticism `Vinash Purush`.

    Jai Hind

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