NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has lashed out at his political opponents as well as at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in a blog post over the controversy surrounding DDCA.
Hitting out at the Congress, Jaitley has written, “Congress approach is hurting the institution of parliament.” “Is vulgarity the new norm of Indian politics? I hope not,” he writes further.
Read what Arun Jaitley wrote in his blog:
Expressing his angst over the controversial statements made by Arviind Kejriwal about the Prime Minister, Jaitley writes, “If any functionary of Government of India uses this kind of language, there would be nationwide outrage. People in positions are expected to act with restraint. Vulgarity is not a right available to them. Falsehood delivered with vulgar overtones is not a substitute for truth. Lowering of public discourse can never be high point of politics.
Functionaries of the Delhi government and its supporters have lowered the level of political discourse; they rely heavily on falsehood without ever stating specifics. The AAP’s success in Delhi seems to have misled the Congress that vulgarity brings votes. Indian public opinion has a sense of fairness; it’s about time that the public expresses outrage against lowering of public discourse,” Jaitley said.