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Falsehoods being manufactured to attack Modi government : Arun Jaitley

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New Delhi , 17 Jan 2019

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hit out at the opposition parties specially the Congress and the Left saying a new class of "compulsive  contrarians" has emerged in the political system who "manufacture" falsehoods to attack the Narendra Modi government.In a Facebook post, the senior  BJP leader said that the right to campaign for stifling funds to the economy in the name of autonomy, justifying corruption in the name of institutional  independence, attacking judges when the verdict is not favourable, manufacturing facts as in the case of Judge Loya's death and the Rafale deal are  indicative of the mindset of these compulsive contrarians."There are some in the political system who thought that they were born to rule. There are  those who had managed to penetrate into positions of influence irrespective of the government in power."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," he said.The  Minister said that the people who oppose or reject popular opinion believe that this government could do no good and every act of it must be opposed.

"They picked holes in the proposal to give 10 per cent reservation in education and public jobs to the poor. 

Steps taken against black money were described as 'tax terrorism'. The virtues of cash which was a source of black money and fuelled corruption were  discovered after demonetisation."Aadhaar which became an instrument for saving money to ensure that it is fruitfully spent for the poor was questioned  on the ground of violating personal liberty."Slogans which championed the breaking-up of this country into pieces was defended as free speech. The  successful surgical strikes conducted by the Army were questioned either as a routine or as a dubious process" he said."These Compulsive  Contrarians had no qualms about manufacturing falsehood," he added."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," he said giving examples of  the controversies created by the Opposition in the Justice Loya case, the Rafale deal, the CBI and the RBI issues.Slamming the opposition parties, he  said free speech and the right to dissent are critical components of a democracy but falsehood, subversion and institutional destruction are not.The  Minister said that nations are built by those with positive mindsets and a national vigour, not by the compulsive contrarians."Didn't left-liberals find fault  with the various actions that (Mahatma) Gandhiji took during the freedom movement? Weakening a sovereign elected government and strengthening  the unelectable is only a subversion of democracy," he said.


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