TDN World Desk: Rahul Bajaj, chairman of Bajaj group on Saturday criticised the government, saying that there is fear in industry and no industrialist will say it publicly. At a function hosted by ET Now, where Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal were addressing questions from the audience, Bajaj Group chairman Rahul Bajaj expressed concern over lack of confidence among corporates to criticise the central government.
“None of our industrial friends will speak about it, but I’ll say that openly,” Bajaj told an audience in Mumbai on Saturday where Amit Shah was also present.
“You’re doing a good job, but despite that, we’re not confident you’ll appreciate if we openly criticize you,” Indian Business tycoon Bajaj added.
Reacting to Bajaj’s remark Union Home Minister said, “I don’t think anyone will believe people are scared after you asked this question.”
“The government has been run in the most transparent way, and we’re not afraid of any sort of opposition.”
On Friday, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also expressed concern over “profound fear and distrust among our various economic participants” ranging from industrialists to policy makers and bankers as one of the reasons of economic slow down.
Rahul Bajaj has widely been appreciated by Indian social media users. On Sunday video clip of Bajaj’s speech gone viral in social media. Twitterati kept trending #HamaraBajaj.
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