Arun Jaitley takes a shot at Rahul, says ‘more he grows, more he immatures’

The delay in the passage of the GST bill will make it tougher for the government to meet a self-imposed deadline of next April for its launch.

Written by Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | Updated: August 14, 2015 8:59 am
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With both Houses of the Parliament adjourned sine die today and the Monsoon Session ending as a complete washout, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today accused the Congress for causing disruptions without a cause and invoked the Emergency to underline how the Gandhi family could not tolerate the idea of having a person outside the family rule the country and that it took its defeat personally.

“It’s the 40th anniversary of Emergency. If Indira Gandhi would have stepped down after losing the legal battle, someone from the Congress could have became the prime minister. But the Emergency was imposed as power flowing out of the Gandhi family was not acceptable to her,” said Jaitley.

“It is clear that the family which controls the Congress party is not amenable to the idea of having a person outside the family rule the country,” he added.

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Jaitley also took a swipe a Rahul Gandhi saying the Gandhi scion doesn’t know the “distinction between a parliamentary speech and a slogan”. “When seniority is thrust on you, a certain level of maturity is required. In this case, the more he grows, the more he immatures,” the Finance Minister said about the Congress Vice-President.

Asked to elaborate on his comments about the Gandhi’s, Jaitley said, “They have not been able to digest the fact that one family is out of power. And therefore, the entire battle for policy, the somersault on policy is essentially because of that one factor.”

Stating that there was nothing “personal” from the BJP side during the heated exchanges that were witnessed in the latest Parliament session, Jaitley said, “From the Congress party’s point of view, I gave the example of 1975…the same holds true. When the family loses power, they take the defeat personally.”

Highlighting that the passage of the constitutional amendment for GST would have have given a clear benefit to the country, the Finance Minister said, “The entire country would have become an economic market. It would have led to ease of business, would have increased tax buoyancy, GDP would have benefitted and goods and services would have move throughout the country. A market of this size would have been rare across the world.”

“But the Congress party’s clear policy appears to be that if any other government comes, it has to be stopped,” he said.

Jaitley also announced a massive campaign the NDA plans to launch to take the message of this session’s washout to the masses. “The NDA meeting decided that though we will be campaigning all over the country, in particular we will be sending a team of one central minister along with four MPs for each of the 44 Congress and nine Left constituencies because principally it is these 53 people who were responsible for disrupting the session,” he said, adding that there will be a series of meeting for a prolonged period of time in these areas.

The Finance Minister also stated that the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs had not taken a call on whether to prorogue the session.

On the future of the GST Bill, he said, “It is an enabling law. It has to be cleared by 50 percent of the assemblies. After that, three legislation—two in Centre, one in states—have to be passed. Their drafts are almost ready. Alongside, work is on the IT backbone for it. So you (Congress) delay the enabling legislation so that the date is missed. And the country suffer will suffer if date is missed.

“Congress’ party ki prathmikta ek parivar ki raajneeti hai, desh ka hit nahi hai. So it’s natural that their pupose was to delay this. But we are determined to ensure that this implemented by April 1,” he said.

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First Published on: August 14, 2015 5:01 am
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    Ram Reddy
    Aug 14, 2015 at 12:51 am
    Immature FIT FOR NOTHING mentally sick joker and his family looted our country more than 60 years and without any shame barking like dog.Pappu need mental doctor ASAP
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      cherans
      Aug 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm
      Arun Jaitley can not become No.1 in making hollow speeches, Modi is No.1
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        cherans
        Aug 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm
        BJP could not digest their own medicine. We have a PM who thinks his ego is bigger than this country!!!! I don't expect any great thing from this minister as he is simply lawyer...may be he can do justice in the court...not a minister material...even PM...
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          KK
          Aug 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm
          don't forget the same made Rahul hi refused a Ministry berth and the same Mother of his Sonia refused the PM's post show they are not greedy for positions as it has been portra by Mr.Modi and Friends!
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            Satendra kumar
            Aug 13, 2015 at 3:50 pm
            Rahul a young immature who can't act or make a concisive decision not fit for the job.
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              Yogesh
              Aug 13, 2015 at 6:47 pm
              Yes NDA did disrupt, but in most cases these were backed up with CAG and Criminal proceedings. (CG, 2G, Fodder, Coal etc). Congress has no proof and dare not initiate any legal cases since its nothing but hungama in order to stall progress for all Indians
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                Vikrant
                Aug 13, 2015 at 5:40 pm
                When will Rahul answer the question asked to him - How much money they got from Mr. Q? What was the share they got in all the scams that took place under their regime - 2G, CWG, Coal Gate, Railgate, Chopper deal? What about the billions that was deposited in their account by KGB? Who was Adil Shahryar? was he just a family friend or much more
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                  Virendra Sason
                  Aug 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm
                  Is it destiny? 1.गुड़ खाने वाले गुलगुलों से परहेज नहीं करते। 2.बोया पेड़ बाबुल का आम कहाँ से पाये।
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                    Amrita
                    Aug 13, 2015 at 4:23 pm
                    I agree that it was a very effective and useful session particularly the session on the day before the last day. I hope Indians all over the world make time to watch the proceedings in the Lok Sabha. They were enlightening in more ways than one. I am curious to know how the public will galvanize itself, which Im certain it will. The online peion by India Inc. and the peion by an NGO in the SC reveals the deep seated frustration of Indians who want the pace of progress we voted Mr Modi in for. An attempt is being made by the Congress to malign Mr Narendra Modi's name due to the similarity of surname to Mr Lalit Modi. The session was a win for the BJP and that must be hurting them badly. Have not quite understood why Mr hi and Mr Kharge kept repeating their wish for the PM to be present.
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                      Anand Prakash
                      Aug 14, 2015 at 12:57 pm
                      Jaitley, you are going senile and unable to remember your shenanigans in parliament when in opposition. You and your party, and the then CM of Gujarat, Modi blocked the GST bill. What are you complaining about. Don't think the Indian citizens will accept your whining. At least have the decency not to twist facts. Your party was against the nuclear deal. You were against the FDI in Retail bill which your party for want of fresh ideas usurp the credit for it. Grow up at least in your old age.
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                        Anand Prakash
                        Aug 14, 2015 at 8:15 am
                        Mr. Jaitley, don't try to fool the public in India with those silly diatribes and continually harping on the family. I am surprised that you could make law your profession when you cannot put a sensible argument in place. Calling Rahul and others names does not behove an FM. You are now entering your second childhood.
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                          Anand Prakash
                          Aug 14, 2015 at 8:22 am
                          We do need to worry!!! Within one year Modi's government has established its credentials as not in any way second to Congress in corruption - in fact brazen corruption. Within its term it will leave Congress far behind in its high corruption index.
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                            Ash
                            Aug 13, 2015 at 7:04 pm
                            What is wrong with family, Mr. Jaitely & & Mr Modi? Rajiv gave computers to India. Millions of us from middle cl got job because of this. One idea, changed lives of millions of middle cl. We are writing this because of Rajiv. BJP ruled india for six years earlier and now itis 14 months under ur leadership. Pls tell us any thing which BJO has done to improve the plight of middle cl.
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                              Ashutosh
                              Aug 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm
                              I have information from reliable sources that an FIR has been filed against Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley today for child abuse in Parliament ;-)
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                                Ashutosh
                                Aug 13, 2015 at 7:52 pm
                                I have information from reliable sources that an FIR has been filed against Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley today for child abuse in Parliament ;-)
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                                  Ayan
                                  Aug 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm
                                  U r a troller bro...
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                                    Arjun
                                    Aug 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm
                                    Jaitley was beaten in election by congress. People did not found him to be fit for Peon. Crook Modi made him Minister? Prices have risen since he has been Finance Min. Modi is shame of India. He will ruin India.
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                                      Chandra Sharma
                                      Aug 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm
                                      BJP committed a ber. When Lok Sabha results were announced it should have sent the list of Ministers and even name of Prime Minister to 10 Janpath for its approval.
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                                        kumar
                                        Aug 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm
                                        In a democracy, to call an opposition leader as immature - proof enough that congress is getting into the nerves of BJP. This party's standard line is to cite the coal scam and 2G etc to devoid the public attention about its own misdeeds. Mr. Jaitely would acknowledge the fact that people have given exemplary punishment for congress in the last lokshaba elections. Keep digging the past to hide your own scams is like - proving that BJP is no different than congress.
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                                          Enchanted Tunes
                                          Aug 13, 2015 at 4:09 pm
                                          What a joke ... Earlier it was BJP ensuring that none of the bills were ped and now its congress. Both these parties are the reason for India's downfall. BJP is still the loser as even with a lot of opposition, Congress had still managed to clear many important bills, while in power.
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                                            ah
                                            Aug 14, 2015 at 6:00 am
                                            .......................................Rahul hi represents those who want answers .................. why is Lalit Modi's privilege NOT withdrawn, now that his wife is OK and there is a WARRANT of his arrest.
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