Stating that the forthcoming election was a contest between a trusted leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a coalition with no projected leader, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that “The choice is clear – it is either Modi or chaos.”
“There are multiple leaders (in the Opposition), each trying to outwit the other. They can only promise a temporary Government if we go by the past precedents. One can be certain of chaos”, he added. Describing the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ as a self-destructive ‘coalition of rivals’, he said the choice before voters would be either “Modi or chaos”.
In his blog, Jaitley targeting the opposition said “What was promised to be ‘Mahagathbandhan’ is turning out to be a ‘gathbandhan’ of several conflicting gathbandhans. It is a self-destructive ‘coalition of rivals’.” He wrote that the leadership issue in the Opposition camp was a puzzle.
Attacking Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Jaitley said, “He is tried, tested and failed. His lack of understanding of issues is frightening. He aspires to be the leader of this chaotic pack”.
He said the Opposition alliance was unclear and was fragile. “None of the political parties is capable of any significant number of seats. The alliance will not have a stable nucleus. It has a set of highly ambitious, self-centred and maverick leaders.”