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Rahul did not measure up to Modi: Jaitley

Rahul did not measure up to Modi: Jaitley

India Blooms News Service | | 14 May 2014, 06:11 pm
New Delhi, May 14 (IBNS) With exit polls indicating a Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Arun Jaitley said Rahul Gandhi of Congress was no match for Modi in the electoral fight.
"Does the Congress Party honestly have the capacity to accept that as the undeclared Prime Ministerial candidate of the party, Rahul Gandhi, did not measure up in a comparison with Narender Modi? Being a party controlled by a family it is inherent in the belief of the Congress that the family can do no wrong," blogged Jaitley on Wednesday.
 
"The Gandhi’s never make a mistake. Either they are being misguided or the responsibility of failure belongs to somebody else. The Congress will be in no mood to come on a correction course. It will be compelled to justify the same error which has cost it Election 2014," wrote Jaitley.
 
In his blog titled The Congress Reactions, he wrote: "The Exit Polls present a gloomy picture for the Congress. Such adversities are not unusual. They are a part of the political cycle. Modesty in victory, graciousness in defeat can demonstrate mature political thinking."
 
"Salman Khurshid’s reaction to my comment on the Prime Minister, Dr. Mammohan Singh, was indeed disappointing. What was intended to be a gracious comment on the eve of the Prime Minister’s farewell was retorted to by Salman in anger, if not discourteous. 
 
"Every time Anand Sharma appears on television he is angrier than ever before. He conveys the impression that he was born to rule and his right is being forcibly snatched away. His latest statement on the appointment of the Army Chief reflected a high degree of arrogance even in defeat. The BJP does not wish to bring the newly appointed Army Chief into any controversy. The requirements of State craft would suggest that. However, a party spokesman merely made a point on the propriety of the outgoing Government in its last 72 hours making appointments," wrote Jaitley.