Responding to Rahul Gandhi’s remarks that Gujarat poll results were a big jolt to the ruling party inspite of its victory, the BJP ridiculed him saying the Congress chief was enjoying defeat as victory under an illusion. Senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the results were instead a jolt to the Congress
“We (the BJP) won both state Assembly elections and in Gujarat for the sixth time. Actually this is a jolt for the Congress,” Javadekar told reporters here.
Alleging the Congress party of adopting divisive politics at the time of campaign, he said people of the state once again reposed faith in Prime Minister Modi and in his development agenda. PM Modi’s agenda has worked and caught the imagination of the people, Javadekar said.
“It seems Rahul is under the illusion and enjoying defeat as victory. This shows his dynastic arrogance and is an insult to the people’s mandate,” he said.
Reacting sharply to Rahul Gandhi’s remarks that result raises question in the credibility of Modi, Javadekar said it was the Congress which was losing its credibility among the people in the country, because of which, he added, the party was losing election after election.
He also rejected Congress allegations of corruption in the multi-billion-dollar Rafale jet deal, saying that it was a “very transparent” defence procurement and added that, unlike during the Congress rule, there was no corruption in defence deals inked by the BJP.
“This is a government-to-government deal, and it is not Bofors and there is no Quattrocchi here,” he said, referring to the Bofors gun deal case.
(With inputs from PTI)