1. Rahul Gandhi now on ‘rent a cause’ phase: Arun Jaitley

Rahul Gandhi now on ‘rent a cause’ phase: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying he is now on a "rent a cause" phase and questioned his "commitment" to politics.

By: | Updated: April 27, 2015 5:31 AM

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi, saying he is now on a “rent a cause” phase and questioned his “commitment” to politics.

“What is the kind of commitment to politics that you suddenly disappear for months together and then you come back and say that I will pick up an issue every day merely because it will make my presence felt,” Jaitley said, targeting the Congress Vice President.

Gandhi returned home on April 16 from his 56-day unexplained sabbatical, which had raised questions over his leadership of the party at a time when Congress has been battered in elections repeatedly.

“According to me, politics is not a one-off activity.. you have to be consistent and have to be almost always there,” Jaitley told TimesNow,
“In a political debate people have a right, he certainly has a right. Today he is on a rent a cause phase. He looks up one issue every day and wants to give a byte on that. He is raising issues every morning to make his presence felt,” the senior BJP leader said.

Jaitley said the Congress Vice President was probably trying to reassure his own party that he is there and “therefore he needs to pick up an issue with utmost frequency (so) that he can make his presence felt.”

Asked whether Rahul Gandhi was making BJP “edgy”, Jaitley’s response was, “How can he?”

Gandhi has recently attacked the Narendra Modi government both inside and outside Parliament on the Land Acquisition Bill, Net-Neutrality and several other issues, calling it “suit-boot ki sarkar” which was “pro-corporate and anti-farmer”.

To a question on the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, Jaitley said the alliance was formed in the “larger national interest”.

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    Gauri C.
    Apr 27, 2015 at 12:54 pm
    Jaitely says that Rahul hi looks out for issues every-day, well, we ask why does your govt.give him issues everyday. Farmer's crisis, land aquiion, Net-neutrality, Rafale deal, etc. are all problems created by the Mdi-ki-sarkar. So, why blamed him if he has so many issues to speak on. Modi has no time to visit affected farmers who are committing suicide in India., but is concerned about welfare of NRIs and Industrialists. So, if Rahul hi visits the affected farmers and listens to their woes is it a crime?
    1. L
      Apr 27, 2015 at 9:21 am
      Whatever you may say, Rahul has the sincerity, which FEKU lacks. Having 56 inch chest without a heart within is of no use.

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