Congress shorn of any ideology, obsessed with only Modi, says Arun Jaitley

Union minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday took a swipe at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his continuing criticism of the Prime Minister and alleged that Congress party is now shorn of any ideology, obsessed only with “a person called Narendra Modi”. In a blog post on Facebook, Jaitley wrote, “In dynastic parties political positions are heritable. Unfortunately, wisdom is not heritable. It has to be acquired through learning.” Rahul has continuously criticised the Modi government for waiving loans amounting to Rs 2.5 lakh crore availed by big corporates, as also the Mudra Yojana, a scheme to provide loans to small entrepreneurs.

Pointing out that the UPA government had indiscriminately lent money through banks to 15 big loan defaulters between 2008 and 2014, Jaitley wrote that Rahul prefers the “Gobbelian traditions to say the exact opposite”.

“For a president of a national party not to understand this basic procedure of bank functioning should be a matter of concern to the entire party as also the country,” he wrote in the post titled ‘Is Congress Becoming Ideologyless? Is Anti-Modism its only ideology?’

Trying to state that there is no dearth of skilled workers in India and that budding small entrepreneurs struggle to get the backing of the government and banks, Rahul, addressing OBC workers in his party at a convention Monday, had cited examples of successful US entrepreneurs...

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