NEW DELHI: The Union Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley has on Tuesday reiterated that there’s no religious intolerance in the country. Responding over the allegations of growing intolerance in the country, the Union Finance Minister said that India was always a tolerant country and would remain the same in the future.
Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi, Arun Jaitley said ” I have made it clear to you already. There is no scope for intolerance in the country. There’s a complete peaceful atmosphere in the nation and would remain the same in the future too”.
Various Indian writers and filmmakers have returned their awards in protest to the growing intolerance in the country by curbing the religious secularism, which the constitution of India guarantees.
A day after the congress delegation met the Indian President and officially complained over the intolerance in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley commented that it is not justifiable to take everything as a p0litical agenda. “Making irresponsible statements are what fueling a unhealthy environment in the country, opposition parties are just taking everything as a political propaganda”, Jaitley said.
Earlier, the Finance Minister called the returning of the awards a political game and also a “manufactured rebellion”. He said that no writer would return the award as it is a dishonor to the nation and not to the ruling government. He also added that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the main victim of the growing ideological intolerance, the Hindustan Times reports.