Gurugram, December 2, 2019
I am a common man. I don’t expect you to read or bother about what a common man writes. Yet, I could not help writing this letter. I know, you are a very busy person. I have tried to be as brief as possible.
Sir, you are one of the foremost industrialists of this country. Whatever you say carries weight. Naturally, what you stated at an award function in Mumbai on November 30 about your impression of the UPA government and the present government has attracted a lot of attention.
You stated that in UPA 2, industrialists could criticise anyone but now there is an atmosphere of fear and people are afraid to criticise the government. I understand, you are worried about the falling growth rate of the economy.
Sir, I want to ask a few questions:
- Did you or any member of your fraternity ever criticise UPA govt for rampant corruption?
- Did you or any member of your fraternity ever criticise the UPA government for remote control being in the hands of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi?
- Was this form of parliamentary democracy ideally suited to India?
- Did you or any member of your fraternity ever criticise those industrialists and businessmen who have looted money from banks and cheated public and thereby contributed to the current economic crisis?
- Don’t you think that you are speaking the language of leftists, pseudo intellectuals (writers, film actors, etc,), so-called liberals and other irresponsible politicians who have been making false allegations of intolerance?
- Will you please disclose names of industrialists and businessmen who criticised Modi Government and were punished?
Sir, recently some powerful industries have been arrested. Extradition proceedings are going on against some big names who looted money and fled India. Hope, you will not cite examples of those who are being investigated for their economic offences in support of your allegation.
With kind regards.
A common man