Amit Shah on dissent: ‘If you speak against country, that won’t be tolerated’

Amit Shah said since Independence, PM Narendra Modi has been the most bitterly criticised figure.

Written by Harsh Raj Gatty | Canacona | Published:November 5, 2016 3:27 am
amit shah, narendra modi, pm modi, amit shah dissent, amit shah on dissent, amit shah women empowerment, indian express news, india news BJP chief Amit Shah said: If you speak against the country, forgive me, that won’t be tolerated as it is not in the real spirit of the freedom of expression. (Source: File Photo)

BJP chief Amit Shah Friday said “anti-India” comments won’t be tolerated under the guise of freedom of expression. “The idea behind democracy is to ensure that the last person avails the benefit of freedom of expression and is able to fully utilise it to develop himself, but prolonged dissent will divide the nation,” he said. Shah was speaking at the India Idea Conclave here. The theme for the three-day meet is Democracy, Development and Dissent.

Shah said since Independence, PM Narendra Modi has been the most bitterly criticised figure. “Though Narendra Modi is the PM, you can criticise him, his policy and his ministers. But if you speak against the country, forgive me, that won’t be tolerated as it is not in the real spirit of the freedom of expression,” he said.

The BJP president said that it was after 30 years that the nation had voted a party to power with an absolute majority. “The government is working with an idea of inclusiveness and development in every sphere. However, if dissent continues unwarrantedly, there can be no development,” he said.

He also said that the centre is in no confusion on empowerment of women, irrespective of religion. “On triple talaq, the government is clear. The Prime Minister spoke of it on the Independence Day,” Shah said.

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    Albert Colaco
    Nov 5, 2016 at 3:24 am
    Amit Shah need not tell us what is ok and what is taboo. We Indians know when to draw the line between loyalty to country and sycophancy.
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      Padmakar
      Nov 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm
      What if I call amit shah a fat bald evil gawaar kameena? Is that OK?
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        Gaja
        Nov 5, 2016 at 1:16 am
        FK off ASISTANT BUTCHER AMIT SHAH.
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          VP Joshi
          Nov 5, 2016 at 5:17 am
          Don't speak against the country, and remember we are the country!
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            Narayanan
            Nov 5, 2016 at 10:19 am
            Can all the arm chair pseudo secular intellects who can only criticise take a day off from writing against the govt?
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              SubbuI
              Nov 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm
              THIS ACE FIXER AND GUNDA SHAH WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EWO BANSAL AND HIS FULL FAMILY SUCIDE.ROMOURS SAYS HE IS MAN BEHIND GOPINATH MUNDE UN INVSTGATED ACCIDENT. GUJARATH LATE HOME MINISTER PANDAYE WAS TOO ELIMINATED BY THI GOON IF AFTERMATH DEVOLPEMENTS ARE TO BE BELEIVED. PRAMOD MAHAJAN THE PROBABLE CONTENDER FOR BJP PRIME MINISTER CANDITATE ALSO MIGHT HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED BY THIS GOON.NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE IN POLITICS THAT TO WITH MOST LETHAL COMBINE OF THESE TWO GANGSTERS OF GUJARATH.
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                SubbuI
                Nov 5, 2016 at 12:51 pm
                THIS KALNAYAK ENCOUNTER WIZARD GUNDA SHAH GOT NO BUSSINESS TO PREACH DESH BHAKTHI. THIS EX CONVICT WILL SEND BACK TO RAT WHEN GOVERNMENT CHANGES IN 2019
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                  SubbuI
                  Nov 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm
                  Typos in my below commentlt;br/gt;AMBADANI not AMDANI
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