Gujarat assembly elections 2017: Congress used terror groups to defeat one man, says Arun Jaitley

Arun jaitley also accused the Congress of trying to divide the society in Gujarat along caste lines, and said it wasn’t in the interest of the country and would only prove suicidal.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: November 5, 2017 7:07 am
Arun jaitley, Gujarat elections, Gujarat assembly elections 2017, Gujarat polls, Laskar-e-toiba, Jaitley gujarat polls, BJP, Congress, Gujarat election campaign, GSt, LeT, Asked on what basis would the party give tickets, Arun Jaitey said that like any other party, “in the BJP also, winnability is the criteria”. (File photo)

Union Finance Minister and BJP Gujarat election campaign in-charge Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Congress has used “Lashkar-e-Toiba and terror groups” in its bid to defeat “one man” in the state in successive elections.

Speaking to reporters here, Jaitley said that going by history of the Congress, “it would be clear that it fought three state elections against one person (Narendra Modi) using the CBI and government machinery, Lashkar-e-Toiba and terror groups. This time it is stranger that it is ridiculing development and laughing at it… Nowhere in the world has a party been seen ridiculing development, laughing at it.”

He also accused the Congress of trying to divide the society in Gujarat along caste lines, and said it wasn’t in the interest of the country and would only prove suicidal.

“Against this,” Jaitley said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his successors in the state are pursuing an agenda with sharp focus on all-inclusive development… We will see one more big victory in Gujarat.”

Asked on what basis would the party give tickets, he said that like any other party, “in the BJP also, winnability is the criteria”.

On the GST debate, he said the Congress is yet to understand the GST though its leaders are part of the collective decision-making on it.

He offered no response to questions regarding the entry of TMC leader Mukul Roy, who is fighting corruption charges, joining the BJP.

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    shekhar
    Nov 6, 2017 at 10:17 am
    Mr Jhootley has no credentials he has accused of corruption in Delhi cricket Assoction. He is the worst finance minister ever in the history of mankind . He has destroyed econony of India. He is vouching for a person who is criminal, illitrate, fekubaaz, a liar, who sold india to adnani(Jan dhan account) and ambanis(free jeeo). They peejp can only cry foul make india a , speak cheap below par language. they are the destroyer of India
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      MohammedRafi
      Nov 5, 2017 at 7:47 pm
      Mukul roy is a Saint if he joins BJP , Earlier he was Corrupt person , In Karnataka if DK Shiv joins BJP he wll also become Non Corrupt and all his cases will be Removed
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        Adam Ghanchi
        Nov 5, 2017 at 7:44 pm
        What your party has been doing for the last 22 years in Gujarat?
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          C S
          Nov 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm
          One is amused of the statement of the 'development' story the twin strike of Notebandi and GST, has taken the wind out of the sails of small and medium business, bringing the GDP growth rate from 9.1 percent in March Quarter 2016 to 5.7 percent in June 2017. That, Gujarat is a development model is a joke. In terms of per capita income, Gujarat has been relgated to No 7 position, among twenty largest states in the country- after Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, TN, Karnataka and Telengana.
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            shekhar
            Nov 6, 2017 at 10:23 am
            Dear it is 3.7 percent instead of 5.7 percent. As per old formula before 2014 the GDP is 3.7 Percent. They peejp the greatestal liar changed the formulae for calculating GDP. Still these capable pupil bring down the GDP to 5.7 percent. Next year feku liar told jhootley to make a formula which will give GDP 9 to 10 Percent whatever the facts is used for calculating GDP.
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          2. Krishnaswamy Swamy
            Nov 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm
            Haha! Whether that "one man" is poor Arun Jaitley, who badly lost in 2014 Lok Sabha elections?
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