Free Press Journal
  • Guha takes on Shourie, Roy in his new book

    In the book’s epilogue, historian Ramachandra Guha takes on both Arun Shourie and Arundhati Roy for their “highly partial” and “highly prejudiced” presentation of Gandhi and Ambedkar.

  • Modi’s personal culpability in Rafale scam: Shourie, Sinha

    New Delhi : Alleging Narendra Modi’s “personal culpability” in the Rafale jet purchases, former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Tuesday accused the Prime Minister of “compromising national security” by unilaterally finalising the deal, shunning every rule of military procurement.

  • PM Modi’s personal culpability in Rafale scam: Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha

    New Delhi: Alleging Narendra Modi’s “personal culpability” in the Rafale jet deal, former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Tuesday indicted the Prime Minister for “compromising national security” by unilaterally finalising the deal, jettisoning every rule of defence procurement. Addressing a media conference here, both Sinha and Shourie said the government has “spun a web of lies to protect Modi’s culpability in the largest defence scam” the country has ever

  • Rafale Deal: FM Arun Jaitley attacks Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, calls them ‘career nationalists

    New Delhi: In a veiled attack on former cabinet ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, who alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party- led government had agreed to buy Rafale jets at a higher price with no additional add-ons, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that his ‘NDA colleagues are career nationalists’ and speak the language which benefits them. In an exclusive interview to ANI, Jaitley hit out at his former party colleagues

  • Rafale deal bigger defence scandal than Bofors, allege Yaswant Sinha, Arun Shourie

    New Delhi: The Rafale deal is a case of “monumental criminal misconduct” by the NDA government and the scam involving it is much bigger than the Bofors scandal, former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie alleged on Wednesday, demanding a time-bound probe into the contract by national auditor CAG.

  • Rafale deal: Shourie, Sinha, Bhushan demand CAG audit

    New Delhi : Two senior ministers of the Vajpayee government on Wednesday raised an accusing finger at Prime Minister Modi in the Rafale fighter aircraft scam, dubbing it as “a defence scandal larger than any so far.”

  • Made mistake by supporting Narendra Modi as PM: Arun Shourie

    Kasauli, BJP leader and former minister Arun Shourie on Friday said he mad made a “mistake” by supporting Narendra Modi to be the Prime Minister. This, he said, was his second mistake after supporting V.P. Singh who led a Janata Dal government supported by the BJP and Left parties from outside. “I made two mistakes — by supporting (former prime minister) V.P. Singh and then by supporting Modi,” Shourie said, addressing the sixth

  • Now, Arun Shourie blasts Narendra Modi, compares demonetisation with suicide

    New Delhi: Slamming the Narendra Modi government over sliding economic growth and increasing job losses, former Union Minister Arun Shourie has likened demonetisation with suicide, saying the latter is too “a bold step”. He also called the Narendra Modi government as “government of two-and-a-half persons”.

  • Modi Years: Arun Shourie’s self-defeating critique

    It is quite an experience to hear the right wing scholar Arun Shourie critique the Modi years. Mind you, it has been just two years that Narendra Modi has been in office as prime minister, and Shourie’s judgement is simply lethal. When you look back at all the negative descriptions, it strikes you that from ‘lunatic to narcissist’ there is nothing that has been left unsaid. Indeed, more alarming than Shourie’s criticism

  • NaMo, Shah, Jaitley behind defeat: Shourie

    New Delhi : Former Union Minister Arun Shourie on Sunday said Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley should be held accountable for BJP’s loss in Bihar elections and predicted that the ‘silent non-cooperation movement’ in the party against the leadership will now deepen.

  • BJP’s dig at Shourie for attack on Modi

    New Delhi : BJP on Tuesday took a dig at Arun Shourie, a former party veteran, over his sharp criticism of Narendra Modi, saying he was unable to hear the Prime Minister because he had not learnt to listen to others and was being ‘carried away by emotions’.

  • Pramod Tiwari

    Congress backs Shourie, says BJP acts to PM Narendra Modi’s direction

    New Delhi: Backing the accusations of former union minister Arun Shourie that Prime Minister Narendra Modi deliberately remains silent on incidents like Dadri, the Congress Party on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are blindly following his ‘directions’.

  • Getting a don to get the don?

    Does the arrest of the former underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan signify something bigger in the fight against organised crime or is it a one-off thing? The huge headlines the Rajan arrest has made would suggest that it could be a precursor to the authorities going after a bigger catch. But it is open to question whether the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was correct in immediately jumping to

  • BJP dismissive about Shourie remarks, says he is in ‘pain’

    New Delhi : BJP was on Tuesday dismissive about former minister Arun Shourie’s criticism of the Modi government, saying he no longer is a member of the party and his comments were his ‘personal opinion’ which reflected the ‘pain’ of not being made a minister.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Naidu dismisses Shourie’s criticism

    New Delhi: Centre today dismissed criticism of NDA government’s economic policies by former Union Minister Arun Shourie, saying that it was his personal opinion, which was different from what people think. Union Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said people know about the challenges the government has inherited and emphasised that there has been “no scam, no scandal and not even one mistake” under it.

  • NDA Govt. nothing but ‘Congress plus cow’: Arun Shourie

    New Delhi: Training guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government, Former Union Minister Arun Shourie accused the former of managing headlines instead of economy, saying that such an approach would not work in the long run.

  • I never saw such a weak PMO: Arun Shourie

    New Delhi : In a sharp attack on the Narendra Modi government, BJP leader Arun Shourie on Monday contended that it believes that managing economy means ‘managing the headlines’ and that people had started recalling the days of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. “Doctor Singh ko log yaad karne lag gaye hain (People have started recalling the days of Manmohan Singh). The way to characterise policies of the government is — Congress plus a

  • Mohan Bhagwat

    Saffron agenda shelved for the moment

    The certificate given by the RSS to the Narendra Modi government that it is moving in the “right direction” has come in the nick of time for the BJP. Any hint that its mentor is unhappy would have been disastrous at a time when the government’s “prudent gradualism”, to quote the economist Jagdish Bhagwati, was reminiscent of saffron fellow-traveller Arun Shourie’s description of the BJP as a “kati patang” or a floating

  • Air India

    Air India luxurious only for poor VIPs

    If Narendra Modi wants to improve India’s image abroad in a manner that also benefits Indians, he should lose no time in overhauling Air India. Far from being blinded by patriotism or self-interest, a senior member of the PM’s Office—not the present one—startlingly told my son Deep when he was writing ‘The Making of Indian Diplomacy: A Critique of Eurocentrism’, that Indian diplomacy would improve the day Air India was abolished.  He