Cong launching ‘fake campaigns’: Jaitley in Facebook post
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.