Cong launch­ing ‘fake cam­paigns’: Jait­ley in Face­book post

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NEW DELHI: Ac­cus­ing the Con­gress party of launch­ing ‘fake cam­paigns’ against the de­fence forces, ju­di­ciary and Re­serve Bank, Union Min­is­ter Arun Jait­ley on Sun­day said it is time to pro­tect the coun­try as well as its in­sti­tu­tions from ‘in­sti­tu­tion wreck­ers’.

In a hard-hit­ting Face­book post, the min­is­ter re­called how the Con­gress-led gov­ern­ments used to in­ter­fere with in­sti­tu­tions like the RBI, ju­di­ciary and the Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI).

“It is about time that In­dia and its in­sti­tu­tions are pro­tected from these ‘in­sti­tu­tion wreck­ers’,” said Jait­ley, who Satur­day re­turned from the US af­ter med­i­cal treat­ment.

In the post ti­tled ‘In­sti­tu­tions Un­der At­tack - The Lat­est Fab­ri­ca­tion’, Jait­ley said the past two months have wit­nessed sev­eral “fake cam­paigns” which failed to cut much ice as false­hood does not have longevity.

The ‘com­pul­sive con­trar­i­ans’ con­tin­ued to jump from one false­hood to another, he said.

Jait­ley said in West Ben­gal, democ­racy is se­ri­ously un­der peril.

“BJP lead­ers can’t land, pub­lic meet­ings are be­ing pre­vented and the Rath Ya­tra was dis­al­lowed. The Con­gress Party’s stand on mul­ti­ple is­sues is self­con­tra­dic­tory. It slaugh­ters a cow be­fore the cam­eras in Ker­ala, and in­vokes the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Act against the cow killers in Mad­hya Pradesh,” he said.

There are two crit­i­cal fea­tures of these new emerg­ing breed of ‘in­sti­tu­tion pro­tec­tors’. They crit­i­cise the govern­ment the max­i­mum and si­mul­ta­ne­ously ar­gue that the free speech NEWDELHI: Con­gress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi on Sun­day at­tacked the Cen­tre over the is­sue of job cre­ation, al­leg­ing that in­com­pe­tence cou­pled with ar­ro­gance has made the govern­ment a “text­book case of moral bank­ruptcy”.

Gandhi cited a me­dia re­port, which quoted an Uber driver as say­ing that the govern­ment has not given jobs and he found one af­ter in­vest­ing lakhs, to make his point.

The driver had made the re­marks when he was asked about NITI Aayog’s re­ported state­ment that Ola/uber have cre­ated two mil­lion jobs.

is in dan­ger, Jait­ley said.

“They shed crocodile tears for democ­racy and make ev­ery ef­fort to con­vert the world’s largest democ­racy into a dy­nas­tic one,” he said. “The Con­gress aligned with the Maoist in the re­cent Ch­hat­tis­garh elec­tions. Rahul Gandhi stood shoul­der to shoul­der with the ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang at the Jawa­har­lal Nehru Uni­ver­sity. The Con­gress was in the fore­front of de­fend­ing the ur­ban nax­als in court. And yet it claims to be friend of both, the idea of In­dia and its in­sti­tu­tions,” Arun Jait­ley said.

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