Rafale row: ‘Peddling of lies has spread from sinking dynasty Congress to others in Mahajhootbandhan,’ says Arun Jaitley© firstpost.com

Rafale row: ‘Peddling of lies has spread from sinking dynasty Congress to others in Mahajhootbandhan,’ says Arun Jaitley

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Truth is both precious and sacrosanct. In mature democracies, those who deliberately rely on falsehood are banished from public life. There is no doubt that with the changing socio-economic profile of India, this will inevitably happen in India.

In modern world, dynasties inherently have their limitations. Aspirational societies abhor kingdoms. They insist on accountability and performance. But the grand old party of Indian politics has sadly become a captive of a dynasty. Many of its senior leaders lack the courage and moral authority to advise the dynasts to change course.