AAP anti-democratic, people disappointed: Jaitley
New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s actions suggest it is anti-democratic and there is a great opportunity for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to regain its political space.
“Arvind Kejriwal government’s acts suggest its an anti democratic party. We may have lost the election in Delhi due to a vote shift of few percent but now we are gaining this back,” Jaitley said while addressing the inaugural session of Delhi BJP executive meeting here.
Jaitley also questioned the claims of work done by Kejriwal government and said the people are disappointed with the dispensation.
“Delhi gave huge mandate but today, people are asking questions about development. Kejriwal’s non-performance is being noted by the people,” he said.
“Congress is out of reckoning. There is a great opportunity for BJP to gain back it’s political space. People are disappointed with the Delhi government. It’s the right time to go to the people,” the finance minister said.
Jaitley also asked the party workers to take the Narendra Modi government’s achievements to the people and expose the Delhi government.
“Delhi BJP needs to form a big group of good speakers and develop good faces for future elections. The Delhi organisation should expose the anarchist (Kejriwal) government and gain back its space,” he said.
“The party has faith in the Delhi workers; let us all come together,” he added.
Jaitley said that people’s mandate in the May 2014 Lok Sabha elections has given the party two responsibilities.
“First is to free India of hunger and lead to cohesive development and second to inculcate nationalism in the country and provide honest governance,” he said.
Taking a dig at the Congress, Jaitley said: “Congress is fast eroding which has led to frustration in its leadership. We have to constantly strive to increase our political presence in all corners of the nation,” he said.
Jaitley condemned the political parties for trying to challenge Veer Sarvarkar’s spirit of nationalism.
“The anti-India slogans need to be condemned vocally by one and all. The support of the Kejriwal government to anti-national elements is condemnable,” he said.
He said that Congress is frustrated and would become the tailender in all future coalitions.
“We too were in opposition but today’s conditions in the parliament are unprecedented. The opposition, especially the Congress, is totally negative,” Jaitley said.