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‘Clown prince’ Vs ‘court jester’: Bitter Cong-BJP battle over Rafale deal

rahul gandhi and arun jaitley

The bitter war between the Congress and the BJP over Rafale deal on Tuesday saw more name-calling with the opposition party dubbing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley a “babble blogger” and dismissing his “clown prince out-clowning himself” barb at Rahul Gandhi as “hollow rants of a court jester”.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala attacked Jaitley

Accusing him of “banging” the economy by his “incomprehension”. Taking to Twitter, he said the country needed a finance minister. And, not a “babble-blogger”.

“Hollow rants of a Court Jester’ – Mr Jait-Lie’ won’t change the truth that- You bang the truth to hide ineptitude. You bang the Rupee by your mismanagement, You bang exports by your incompetence and You bang the Economy by your incomprehension.

“India needs a FM, Not a Babble Blogger’,” he tweeted.

The Congress fired the fresh salvo after Jaitley on Tuesday. Accused its president Rahul Gandhi of “concocting” falsehood. And wondered if he has a personality issue where “he lies a dozen times. Then in self-delusion believes it to be true or is it a case of a Clown Prince’ out-clowning himself?”

Asked about Jaitley’s allegations, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said

It was unfortunate that the finance minister had time only to write blogs while the country’s economy was in “bad shape”.

He said the time will come when the country will render this government out of power. While its ministers to have all the time to write blogs. He also said the government’s functioning was “funny”, where the finance minister talks about defence matters. The railway minister about finance and the law minister about other matters.

“There is absolute chaotic and absurd state of affairs in this government,” Tewari alleged, adding that “these people do not know how to govern.”
“Therefore, the time has come for people to show the door to these people for them to write only blogs,” he said.
Jaitley, in a Facebook post, said, “How does he (Gandhi) concoct this falsehood? At the Hindustan Times Summit. That he referred to a meeting he had with me and attributed same statements to me. When asked I merely said that I can’t answer hallucinations’.

“‘I am in the distinguished company of President Macron. Today I feel it is much more than hallucinations. Is it a personality issue where he lies a dozen times. And then in self-delusion believes it to be true or is it a case of a Clown Prince’ out-clowning himself?”

On allegations made by the Congress party president on Rafale deal

Jaitley said the aircraft and its weaponry are not being manufactured in India at all. Neither by Dassault or by any other private company. All 36 aircraft and their weapons in a fully flyable. And usable form will arrive in India, he said. After the supplies begin, Dassault has to make purchases in India for 50 per cent of the contract value, he said. The Congress has been attacking the government over the Rafale deal. And has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in corruption and favouritism. The allegations have been denied by the government.

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