Arun Jaitley attacks Rahul Gandhi & Chidambaram; says Congressmen living in denial
NEW DELHI: Attacking both Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Finance Minister P Chidambaram, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at the leaders for ‘being in denial’.
Reacting to Rahul Gandhi’s comments ‘BJP’s balloon will burst’, Jaitley said, “What are the indications available with Rahul Gandhi that he has to call the groundswell for Modi a ‘balloon that will burst’. Can he compare the size of Modi rallies with his own? Can he compare the enthusiasm of candidates wanting to fight on a BJP ticket and the reluctance of many to fight on a Congress ticket?”
On the upbeat campaign mounted by NDA under Modi, Rahul had said, “just like the ‘India Shining’ balloon exploded… I can say certainly the balloon will explode.”
“India shining was an excellent campaign. They thought they will get 350 seats. But it evaporated when the results came. I am confident that like the balloon of India Shining, this time also the balloon will explode.”
“India shining was an excellent campaign. They thought they will get 350 seats. But it evaporated when the results came. I am confident that like the balloon of India Shining, this time also the balloon will explode,” Rahul had said. Hitting out at Rahul for believing that Congress is not struggling to find allies, Jaitley said. “He (Rahul) has still not seen the reality in the fact that the DMK, TRS, LJP, TMC, PMK and MDMK have all deserted the Congress. He believes that his allies are intact. The largest representation that the UPA got in 2004 and 2009 was from Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. This time in these two states the Congress figure may nose dive.” aitley in his blog also took a jibe at Chidambaram’s recent comments that the markets are rallying due to UPA government’s corrective measures for the economy. “The Congressmen are living in denial. The Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, has commented that the FIIs are re-investing in India because of the steps taken by the UPA government. World over the analysis is that a likely political change with the possibility of Modi led Government at New Delhi is creating a new hope in the investors.”