Mamata Banerjee to bypass other opposition leaders: Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jatiley today said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may be attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi in harsh words in order to find justice for her severe protest, but her real interest is to bypass other opposition leaders from the race for Prime Ministership, in the case Modi is defeated in the coming polls.

Referring to her dharna since Sunday evening, Jaitly in a blog post titled `The Kleptocrat’s Club’, he said her aim was to `defocus from other Opposition aspirants for the highest office and to project herself as the nucleus of India’s opposition’.

Though in her speeches she may attack Prime Minister Modi, he said that her strategy is aimed to defocus some of her other  colleagues in the Opposition and hogging the centre stage. Lamenting leaders of various Opposition parties, who are extending support to her stir, Jaitly recalled that most parties supporting her were investigated, prosecuted and in some cases have been convicted for crimes of corruption.

“Her ally from Bihar represents the party of the convicted. The friend from Andhra Pradesh runs a party of contractors, thekhedaars and money-launderers. Her two friends from Uttar Pradesh represent the scandalous legacy of corruption. Her anarchic brother from the Delhi government is at his wits end because the penny stock companies of his ministerial colleagues have been found out,” Jaitley added.


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