Rahul's dynasty remark a national disgrace: Jaitley
Rahulâs dynasty remark a national disgrace: JaitleySep 15, 2017, 06:39 ISTArun Jaitley (File photo) Finance minister Arun Jaitley speaks to Times Now's Navika Kumar and describes Congress vice-president's remarks at Berkley, US, on dynasty an 'onslaught on the wisdom of the people of India'. Excerpts:
Your critics say that NSUI win in Rajasthan, Punjab and Delhi are a sign of winds of change. How would you respond?
Look at Andhra Pradesh bypolls where the Congress got less than one per cent votes. In other states, Congress was nowhere in picture. In JNU, NOTA scored more than Congress. I am told that ABVP lost because th e other candidate had a similar name, resulting in a narrow loss. If this kind of a statistical victory is perceived by Congress as wind of change, let it live under that illusion.
Dynasty is the way India works, says Rahul Gandhi. Do you agree?
The statement by Rahul Gandhi is a national disgrace and an onslaught on the wisdom of Indian people. I think it's time the real potential of Indian democracy was realised. And it will be realised on merit, and merit alone. The ability of leading a group should determine leadership.
India has been producing world leaders in various fields. Our scientists, researchers, doctors, engineers are world beaters. It's a national disgrace for someone to say that so far politics is concerned, we can only depend on a few families. I think India deserves much better than leadership based only on dynasty.
On oil pr ices, the Congress today said it has increased by Rs 7.29 in two months. On every Rs 100, Rs 55 rupees are taxes and that's killing Aam Aadmi. How would you respond?
Whatever taxes we collect on oil and other products directly goes into public spending like building infrastructure. Don't we want rural roads being built and national highways to be built how are these funded. They will come up only when consumers pay through indirect tax.
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