Taking a swipe at the government over present economic conditions, he said it would now claim by "tweaking" figures ahead of the general election that "river of milk" is flowing in the country and people were never happier.
“There has not been a government at the Centre which has lied so much. The government has tried to subvert and corrupt constitutional institutions such as the CBI and the RBI...even the media. Defence has been neglected,” Shourie said.
The harshest among the criticism came from Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha, who in a series of cryptic tweets took a direct dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shiv Sena said the election results indicated people's desire to have a "BJP-mukt" regime.
BJP veterans LK Advani, Yashwant Sinha along with former BJP leader Kirti Azad were at the book launch of party MP Shatrughan Sinha. Shatrughan Sinha's book titled "Anything But Khamosh" was unveiled by Advani and Yashwant Sinha at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday.