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Opposition parties on 'Rent a Cause' campaign; looking for issues against BJP, says Arun Jaitley

The situation of opposition parties look gloomier. An unequivocal verbal battle among the Left, Trinamool, Congress and AAP is an advantage for BJP, said Jaitley.

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Opposition parties on 'Rent a Cause' campaign; looking for issues against BJP, says Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley in a fresh blog post titled 'India's Opposition is on a 'Rent a Cause' Campaign' , wrote that the Opposition is in 'disarray' and there's no running thread in their campaign.

Finance minister Arun Jaitley  lashed out at the Opposition parties in his latest blog on Facebook today.  The Union minister in a fresh blog post titled 'India's Opposition is on a 'Rent a Cause' Campaign' , wrote  that the Opposition is in 'disarray' and there's no running thread in their campaign.  "The Opposition parties wasted the past two years in a run-up to the poll 'manufacturing issues' which didn't exist," said Jaitley.

He further said that the false campaign on Rafale, loan waiver to industrialists and EVMs' rigging were all lie and didn't carry much weight.


 

Jaitley extolled Amit Shah and PM Narendra Modi for amassing voting target of 50% in the BJP stronghold states.

He said, "The First Phase of voting is over. The "Modi" factor was writ large across the country. Amit Shah's challenge to the BJP workers to prepare for a 50% voting target in the BJP stronghold states even where there are opposition alliances seems coming through.

On the leadership issue, Jaitley said that the situation of opposition parties look gloomier. An unequivocal verbal battle among the Left, Trinamool, Congress and AAP is an advantage for BJP, said Jaitley.

Further, Jaitley took a jibe on 'Signature Campaign' by saying that the campaign proved to be terrible for the Congress party as many of academics, economists and  ex-civil servants, whose signatures were used publicly stated that they never consented to put their signatures.

Jaitley, citing February's Pulwama attack and Balakot air strike, said that the Opposition could not built up a single issue against the government in the past five years and that its strategy now was to "pick up an issue for a daily tweet or a press-briefing".

"One day Pulwama was questioned as self-engineered. The next day Balakot was questioned as a non-existent operation," wrote Jaitley in his blog.

Referring to the latest flak against Union textile minister Smriti Irani's educational qualifications, Jaitley said that the opposition had forgotten "that a public audit of Rahul Gandhi's academic credentials may leave a lot to be answered. After all, he got an M.Phil without a Masters degree!"

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