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Congress actions have distanced people from it: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley claimed that during UPA rule there was a rise in corruption cases as the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not have much say in the decision-making.

By: PTI | Kanpur | Published: May 22, 2016 9:40 pm
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Attacking the Congress over “dynastic politics”, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that when “attraction” for a “family” ends, the party has to pay for it.

“When people’s attraction for a family ends, the party has to pay a price for it,” Jaitley said during his address to BJP workers in Kanpur.

The BJP leader said that the Congress acting as an “obstructionist opposition” in Parliament hasn’t helped the party’s cause much.

“The Congress party is working as an obstructionist opposition, which has further distanced people from it and their support base is getting reduced,” Jaitley claimed.

“They go to places where anti-national slogans are raised and they try to do politics there. Can such actions attract people towards the party?” he asked, in an apparent reference to the JNU incident.

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Jaitley claimed that during UPA rule there was a rise in corruption cases as the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not have much say in the decision-making.

“UPA gave this nation a prime minister for 10 years but did not give him any rights. As a result, the government was never in a position to take decisions and corruption grew,” he said.

Jaitley credited the Narendra Modi-led NDA government with changing the national political discourse from “corruption towards development”.

“Earlier, corruption was a common issue but in the last two years, Prime Minister Modi has erased the word corruption from India’s dictionary,” Jaitley said.

“We took swift decisions and those decisions are being implemented. Even our rivals agree. The government’s efforts have made India the fastest growing economy in the world in the last two years. And the way things are shaping up, we hope to progress even more swiftly,” he added.

Buoyed by the positive result in the just-concluded Assembly elections, Jaitley exhorted the party workers to work with dedication so that BJP can raise the victory flag in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled to be held next year.

“All the workers should start preparations for the UP elections in order to register victory here. You should reach out to the masses and tell them about the works done by the Centre,” he said.

Jaitley noted that BJP and its allies were in power in 15 states now and voiced confidence it will also wrest power in Karnataka.

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  1. Avtar Chauhan
    May 24, 2016 at 1:06 am
    The FM Mr Arun Jaitley has very rightly and ertively analyzed the performance of the UPA I and II, headed by the then PM Mr Manmohan Singh, who had little executive say; since the real executive say in decision making remained at the highest level. All the major decisions were dictated by the senior political masters and not the PM! So keeping in view all the rumbling and grumbling during the former ruling clique, the NDA Govt vowed to take needed corrective measures! From Corruption to Correction becoming its top most prioritized action oriented issue to set its targets and the development program! The progress and development are two issues much visible even to the man on the street! Hopefully, all the major programs and promises made during the election shall be met with by 2019, inn order to ensure its second thumping knock out!
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      May 23, 2016 at 9:41 am
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        Raja T
        May 23, 2016 at 9:41 am
        100 units of free power!!! 100 units of free power!!! 100 units of free power!!! 100 units of free power!!! 100 units of free power!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Amma, I will not pay EB bill from this month as my units doesn't cross 100 units. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;And one more thing. 100 units * 5 years = 3000 units of free power per family. Tamil nadu has 20 crore families. So the estimate is at 60,000 crore units of free power. 60000 crores * Rs.5 per unit = 3 Lakh Crores of free electricity. Thats great amma. And hope this is not a fake promise to get vote.
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