Congress has nothing to sell or show to the electorate: Arun Jaitley
Posted on: 06:03 PM IST Jan 23, 2014
New Delhi: Hitting out at Congress for 'decrying' its opponents, BJP on Thursday said the ruling party was doing so as it has nothing to sell or show to the country's electorate ahead of Lok Sabha polls.
Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley slammed Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Law Minister Kapil Sibal for attacking BJP and the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
"The party may choose to decry its opponents as salesmen and showmen. Regrettably, the Congress Party has nothing to sell and certainly nothing to show to the electorate of this
country," he said in an article.
Attacking Sibal for describing Modi as a 'salesman' and Arvind Kejriwal as a 'showman', Jaitley said Sibal and the Finance Minister have not only overlooked the fact that Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa were regarded as one of the better administered states where the GDP growth is much higher than the national average even though three of them were considered as 'Bimaru'.
On Chidambaram, he said he was expected to market the Indian economy before political and trade leaders of the world gathered at Davos, but he chose to hit out at BJP instead.
The BJP leader said while the Finance Minister chose to speak about BJP and Modi at Davos, his utterances coincided with rating agency Moody's India report that says "the industry is today waiting for a political change led by Narendra Modi for a major turn-around to take place".
On the Finance Minister's admission that his party goes into elections as an underdog, Jaitley said, "Congress may end up getting its lowest figure in the history of Indian parliamentary elections."