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Updated: December 29, 2013 02:19 IST

BJP assails Rahul’s ‘contrived’ dissent on Adarsh report

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Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley

‘Why are you silent on Commonwealth, 2G and coal scams?’

Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitely has raised questions about Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s recent actions perceived as “anti corruption crusade” and dubbed them as “contrived” and “manufactured”.

Taking on the Gandhi scion, Mr. Jaitely on Saturday said the crusade against corruption has to be continuous and consistent. “It cannot be sporadic. It can not be a put-on exercise. Sporadic reactions dramatised before the media are only intended to show oneself as different even though you are still a part of the same cesspool.”

In reference to Mr. Gandhi’s recent disapproval of the Maharashtra Government for not accepting the Commission of Inquiry report on the Adarsh issue, Mr. Jaitely said: “If Mr. Gandhi feels so strongly on the Adarsh issue, the guilty must be prosecuted and certainly not be the country’s Home Minister. This anger is not natural, it is contrived. This is a case of a manufactured dissent.”

Mr. Jaitely said Mr. Gandhi has been selective in targeting issues of corruption, while he publicly denounced an Ordinance cleared by the Union Cabinet to negate a Supreme Court judgement which provided for immediate disqualification of MPs and MLAs after conviction as “non sense”, he has been silent on the issue of corruption during the Commonwealth Games and the 2G scam.

“…Is this a contrived anger and a manufactured dissent aimed at image correction or is it a genuine expression of opinion? The Congress Party and its governments have a scandalous record on the issue of corruption. It has recently decided to align with a convicted Lalu Yadav. The anger was missing. In the 2G spectrum allocation scam where a monumental loss has been caused to the National Exchequer, the Congress Party has tried to put a lid on the scandal by producing a spurious JPC report which carried no credibility. It exonerates the guilty and blames the NDA government. In the Coal block allocation scandal, the illegally allocated blocks are yet to be cancelled. There is no urge in him to stand up and protest. He remained a mute spectator when day after day scams took place in relation to the Commonwealth Games,” Mr. Jaitely said.

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The problem with the BJP is that they play easily into the comments of
the Congress. While AAP is busy solving problems and oblivious to
comments/remarks that other parties have been making about their
strategy and plan the BJP is continuously playing into Congress's
dynastic propaganda. Its hightime the BJP realizes that the need of the
hour is targetted agendas ; even attempts at implementing them will be
seen as a boon. Such comments get us nowhere. Its a pity that educated
ministers from the BJP have not lived up their stature.

from:  Aninday
Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 at 23:30 IST

When majority of politicians are tainted, there are a few politicians
are honest. The question is whether the ruling Congress (I) takes
action against its leaders who are found involved in corruption cases
and whether they are allowed to continue in their posts after
unearthing of correction.If the leader of Con (I) ie Rahul Gandhi made
two controvercial statements in respect of Supreme Court case of
disallowing politicians in criminal cases and in Adarsh cases, such
statements should be welcomed and encouraged. If we want corruption
free administration, we must encourage politicians who are sincere in
containing corruption. Rahul Gandhi has done a good job. Let all
politicians who are sincere in ending corruption should come forward.
We must not assess such statements in political colour. when Rahul
made his statement in Supreme court case, the Govt. has withdrawn
ordinance. Let us wait what will happen in Adarsh controversy

from:  V.J.Joseph Stanley
Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 at 20:45 IST

India's political MNCs can learn from AAP. Just like their FB page, they will start sending lessons.

from:  Musthafa Ck
Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 at 19:38 IST

He was sleeping for about 9 years and suddenly woken up due to thrashing
in 4 states. The person was born with a clear advantage,opportunity to
rule, unfortunately could'nt step up and rise to the occasion.
Reluctant leaders are indecisive and will ruin the country

from:  Rathish
Posted on: Dec 28, 2013 at 19:18 IST
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