In a Facebook post, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley put forward a point-by-point rebuttal of all the allegations of the opposition on various policies and issues of the NDA government. Calling the opposition as “compulsive contrarians”. The Finance Minister took a jibe on the opposition by saying, “Some who were part of the ideological left and the ultra-left obviously found the new Government wholly unacceptable. Hence emerged a new class of Compulsive Contrarians”.
These Compulsive Contrarians picked holes in every proposal that empowered people or strengthened country, be it 10% reservation for the poor, AADHAAR, Demonetisation, GST, CBI issues, RBI & Govt. relation, Rafale fighter aircraft, or no issues in Supreme Court or Judge Loya case
— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) January 17, 2019
Lashing out on such ‘unproductive elements’, the Finance Minister said, “The Compulsive Contrarians had no qualms about manufacturing falsehood. They could concoct arguments even if they went against the general interest of the country. They could masquerade corruption as crusade. They could adopt double standards whenever it suited them”. In his elaborative post, Arun Jaitley countered all the allegations one-by-one.
Shedding light upon Justice Loya case, Union Minister added, “Every fact alleged in the public space by the Compulsive Contrarians was manufactured. The Judge died a natural death due to a cardiac stroke. The only persons with him at the time of the stroke and in hospital were his fellow Judges. No outsiders had any contact, and yet on friendly websites, social media campaigns, fake PILs, wild insinuations were made”.
Later, a three-judge bench of the apex court dismissed all the claims of the opposition. The opposition did not stop but has also questioned the verdicts of the Supreme Court. Jaitley also raised the point how the opposition has remained disrespectful towards judiciary by saying, “What if the same had been delivered by Chief Justice Dipak Misra? Another vicious campaign of calumny would have been launched against him by the Compulsive Contrarians”.
After lashing out against the Grand Old Party on the Rafale deal row in the Parliament, Finance Minister again took a jibe at it in his Facebook post, as he wrote, “This is a deal where Prime Minister Modi should be credited with saving thousands of crores of the country. The Congress had compromised national security by delaying the deal for over a decade. Fake and concocted figures were put into the public domain as the purchase price of the Combat Aircrafts.”
Jaitley also went on to clarify the differences between a plain aircraft and a Weaponised Aircraft. The Contrarians, as Jaitley claims, have been proved to be liars and instead of stopping the campaign, they continued with their false allegations.
Arun Jaitley didn’t stop there and ripped apart the allegations on the government of deteriorating the accountability and integrity of the premier Investigating agency, CBI. Countering such allegations Jaitley wrote, “Anyone with even a nodding acquaintance of the state-of-affairs in Lutyen’s Delhi would know that a few individuals in our investigative agencies had over the last few years become a law unto themselves. Whispers of what was going on were not uncommon. It is the duty of the sovereign government to ensure the cleaning-up of each of the investigative agencies”.
In the post, Arun Jaitley gave further clarifications about the controversy surrounding the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Discarding the fake allegations that the government is curbing the autonomy of the RBI, Jaitley added, “The Government in recent months have strongly felt that certain sectors of the economy needed credit and liquidity support. Squeezing out both would eventually hurt this sector as also hurt growth. Recent data relating to some of those sectors has supported the position taken by the Government. Every stakeholder in the market was in agreement with the Government position but the Contrarians deflected the credit and liquidity issue to the issue of autonomy. After all the Government was only addressing the autonomous RBI and asking it to resolve the issues which lay in its domain”.
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This is not the first time that the Union Minister has resorted to social media to clarify his government’s stand on variety of issues but opposition, instead of taking note of it, has always tried to paint the incumbent government in bad light.