Does Modi hate being questioned? BJP MP reveals details about ‘angry’ PM
Mumbai, Sep 2: The opposition parties on several occasions alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has adopted a "dictatorial" attitude and does not like being questioned about anything related to governance.
Fierce critics of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Modi too claimed being "gagged" for speaking against or questioning the government's policies.
Now, a BJP member of Parliament (MP) from Maharashtra alleged that "Modi doesn't like to take any questions" and "gets angry when raised issues".
On Friday, during a programme on farm distress hosted in Nagpur, BJP MP Nana Patole from Bhandara-Gondiya constituency said that Modi does not like being asked questions. Patole added the PM got angry with him when he tried to raise issues about the OBC ministry and farmer suicides at a meeting of BJP MPs recently.
"Modi doesn't like to take any questions and had got very angry when I raised some issues about the OBC Ministry and farmer suicides at a meeting of BJP MPs. When Modi is asked questions, he asks you if you have read the party manifesto and are aware of various government schemes," Patole said at the event.
The BJP MP alleged that Modi asked him to "shut up" when he raised a couple of questions at the meeting.
"I had made certain suggestions at the meeting like raising green tax, OBC Ministry and more central investment in agriculture. Modi got angry and asked me to shut up. Modi regularly meets party MPs but he doesn't like questions being asked of him," the Maharashtra MP said.
According to media reports, Patole got an earful from Modi at the MPs meeting. The MP also took a dig at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
"The CM is incapable of bringing central funds for the state. The Centre gives less to Maharashtra despite Mumbai contributing maximum to the country's coffers. The CM has also stopped taking meetings of party MPs in Mumbai before the beginning of the Parliament session," Patole said.
"All central ministers are always in a state of fear. So I am not interested in ministership. I am of late on the hitlist but I am not afraid of anyone," the MP added.