Arun Jaitley Gives It Back To Kejriwal In His Facebook Post

Jaitley lashes out at Delhi CM over Facebook over his alleged involvement in DDCA row.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the loggerheads with Kejriwal. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

Hitting out at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Jaitley accused him and AAP leaders of lowering the level of public discourse, saying vulgarity is not a right available to people in high posts.

Lashing out at the relentless attack from Kejriwal and AAP leaders on his alleged involvement in corruption in Delhi cricket body DDCA, he said the Aam Aadmi Party’s success in Delhi seems to have misled the Congress party to assume that vulgarity brings vote.

What about the statements made by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi about the Prime Minister and others, both inside and outside Delhi Assembly. If any functionary of the Government of India were to use such language, it would witness a nationwide outrage. People in positions are expected to act with restraint.
Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister

To that Jaitley added,

“The political discourse cannot be couched in vulgar language. Falsehood delivered with vulgar overtones is not a substitute of truth,” Jaitley said in a facebook post raising a question.

“Is vulgarity a new norm of Indian politics?” Answering the question himself he wrote,“I hope not.”

At a lecture on Tuesday, he lamented that the public discourse in India has become vulgar and said:

Functionaries of the Delhi government and its supporters have lowered the level of political discourse and they are relying on general falsehood without ever stating the specifics.

The controversy over DDCA triggered the tussle between Jaitley and Kejriwal, when the latter called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘coward’ and ‘psychopath’ in the aftermath of CBI raid on Delhi Secretariat.

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