In perhaps his most stinging criticism so far, former BJP minister Arun Shourie, in a 40-minute interview to Karan Thapar on India Today, said that PM Narendra Modi's two year-old government was characterised by "confrontation, centralisation, events, exaggeration and polarisation."

We've broken down the 40-minute interview into quotes that'll summarize the entire conversation.  

On Modi's two-year stint as PM

Source: b'Source: PTI'

On Modi being 'narcissistic', 'insecure', 'Machiavellian' and 'remorseless'

On Modi government using a 'divide, win elections and rule' formula

  • 'Ghar Wapsi and Love Jihad are well orchestrated & well-timed campaigns before elections to polarise people and win elections by any means.'

Source: b"BJP MP Yogi Adityanath made 'Love Jihad' a polling issue in Uttar Pradesh | PTI"
Source: b'Relatives of Mohammad Akhlaq mourn after he was killed by a mob at his residence in Dadri town, in Uttar Pradesh on September 29, 2015 over rumours that he had stored beef in his house | Reuters'

On corruption

Source: b'Youth Congress workers get their heads tonsured during a protest against the NDA government over Lalitgate and Vyapam scam, in New Delhi | PTI'

On the AgustaWestland corruption case

Source: b'Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took on the Congress party in the Lok Sabha on Friday over the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam | PTI'

On Modi's Pakistan policy

Source: b'From left: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI'

On the state of the economy