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Modi works like Manmohan Desai, gives public no time to think: Yechury

Yechury also said that the Modi govt was not convening the winter session of Parliament as it is trying to elude uncomfortable questions related to issues like Paradise papers, Jay Shah, GST etc.

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CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury

General Secretary on Thursday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modis style of functioning with the filmmaking style of renowned director Manmohan Desai, saying neither give any thinking space to their respective audience.

"Once, when filmmaker was at the fag end of his career, a journalist asked him as to what is the secret behind the huge commercial success of each of his film.

"Desai replied that the secret is not to give the audience any space to think, because if the audience get to think the film will flop," Yechury said in a lighter vein at an event here in which actor and Lok Sabha MP was also present.

"Same is the case with Prime Minister Everyday he comes up with a new slogan to keep the public engaged and giving them no time to think," the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader added.

Desai produced some of the biggest hits of their time including "Chhalia", "Sachcha Jhoota", "Parvarish", "Naseeb", "Amar Akbar Anthony" and "Coolie" among others.

Yechury also said that the was not convening the of Parliament as it is trying to elude uncomfortable questions related to issues such as Paradise papers, Jay Shah, and rising etc,

"There is uncertainty over the of Parliament.

This has never happened in the last 50 years. They (government) are deferring the session till the Gujarat polls are over because they do not want to face uncomfortable questions amidst the Gujarat elections," he said.

"There are several issues such as Paradise papers, Amit Shah's son Jay Shah's windfall profits, GST fallout, rising etc and the government is afraid raising these issues in Parliament may affect Gujarat elections," he said.

First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 19:28 IST
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