Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Jaitley’s ‘safe’ run ends with Amarinder’s entry

Arun Jaitley

Amritsar, March 24: It is highly unlikely that Amritsar will be a ‘safe’ Lok Sabha seat for BJP veteran Arun Jaitley after the entry of former Congress Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. By all accounts, the battle for Amritsar is surely heading for a major showdown.

Both Jaitley and Amarinder command giant stature.

Jaitley is a frontline national leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, one of its most prominent faces and, more importantly, known to be close to the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

It is another matter that Jaitley has never contested, leave alone won, a direct election although he has been a strategist for many an election. The April 30 battle in Amritsar will be his first direct encounter with voters.

Amarinder Singh has a huge reputation in Punjab. He has led the Congress and has been chief minister.

The ‘Maharaja of Patiala’, as he is referred to because he comes from the erstwhile royal family of Patiala, is the best known Congress leader in Punjab. He has charisma too.

“I will give one hell of a fight. I am a soldier. Now that my party wants me to fight from Amritsar, I will do all it takes,” Amarinder Singh told IANS.

“He (Jaitley) is just another candidate. He is an outsider in Amritsar. He does not know much about the constituency,” Amarinder Singh added.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unceremoniously dumped its outgoing MP, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who won from Amritsar in 2004, 2007 (by-election) and 2009, without assigning any solid reason why he was shown the exit route.

An adamant Sidhu, who was offered alternative seats in Delhi and Haryana, stood his ground saying that he would only contest from Amritsar.

Since Jaitley’s name was announced, the chirpy Sidhu’s verbal guns are not firing at all.

Sidhu’s exit was forced by his differences with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Mnister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is the Shiromani Akali Dal president.

He had a bitter relationship with Sukhbir Badal’s brother-in-law Bikram Singh Majithia, who belongs to Amritsar district.

Sidhu also had run-ins with senior Punjab BJP leaders. All of them ensured that he was not in the fray this time.

The Akalis and the BJP have an over three decades long association and run an alliance government in Punjab since 2007.

“It was the Badals, Majithia and BJP leaders who impressed upon Jaitley that he should contest from Amritsar. They assured him that it was a safe seat and they would ensure his easy victory,” a senior BJP leader, who now dreads the election outcome, told IANS.

“All that has gone for a toss with Amarinder coming in. It will take a tall order to beat him,” said the BJP leader who did not want to be identified by name.

Chief Minister Badal has tried to lure voters by claiming that if they elect Jaitley, they will have the next deputy prime minister from Amritsar. Jaitley tried to play down the remark, saying that he was not hungry for any post.

  • http://nuclearsupremacyforindiaoverus.blogspot.com Satish Chandra

    Arun Jaitley, “with five families of relatives to visit between Washington and New York”, has no business being an Indian legislator. On having his son hired by the Washington Post, becoming a servant of India’s enemies, Shashi Tharoor tweeted himself a “very proud father” but was not thrown out of the Cabinet for this. The deaths of Rajiv and Indira did not matter, only the crimes against Satish Chandra matter. Both participated in the CIA’s crimes against me and both were killed by CIA-RAW because of my influence on them. I was the target in killing them; they themselves did not matter. Nehru was a lifelong British agent, Indira and Rajiv worked for the CIA and so do all Indian politicians and filthy criminals of the media, deserving to be machine-gunned and bulldozed into trenches, or the top dozen or so stories in the Indian media on any given day will be about Satish Chandra. To avoid being killed by CIA-RAW, Rajiv’s son now (on Feb 26 ‘14) made an incredibly stupid and treasonous statement “What superpower? I will rather make a woman safe in a bus” to show to CIA-RAW that he is NOT under my influence and will not entertain any thought of making India a superpower and will keep India poor, weak and enslaved. Narendra Modi should be whipped and hanged for giving a bouquet of roses to an American diplomat in exchange for a strip search and cavity search of an Indian diplomat. After my reference to Advani as Home Minister being forced, with the threat of being prosecuted for Babri Masjid demolition, to visit CIA headquarters and make the Home Ministry participate in the CIA’s crimes against me, CIA-RAW threatened Modi with prosecution for the killing of Muslims in 2002 and so today (Feb 27 ‘14) “Modi signals shift in favour of big retail”, that is Walmart, etc., reversing the BJP’s stand — while acknowledging this will harm him politically — and urging Indians to embrace foreign ownership and control of India and other BJP politicians, such as Arun Jaitley, have joined in this treasonous deal with CIA-RAW; CIA-RAW dictates — with the threat of killing in the case of Rajiv’s son and threat of prosecution in the case of Modi — what Indian politicians do and say, not India’s or the politicians’ own interests. P. Chidambaram should be whipped and hanged for speaking positively about Harvard University where the world’s greatest scientist and greatest Indian of all time was publicly tortured for being an Indian. The Italian woman and son should be whipped and hanged for participating in crimes against him with the help of the CIA’s 24-hour satellite surveillance of him for the past 37 years. Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee should be whipped and hanged for associating with CIA-RAW agent Hazare, a follower of M. K. Gandhi who was a lifelong British agent and a homosexual who wrote to his white master “How completely you have taken possession of my body; it is slavery with a vengeance”. You do not shake hands with any representative of a country whose population will be made to eat one another till no one remains alive. Filthy niggers Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram and Raghuram Rajan made India a beggar and slave at the G-20 urging “advanced nations, like the US, to take heed of countries vulnerable to the stimulus withdrawal” and “advanced nations must recognise the impact of their monetary policy decisions on other economies and “be prepared to act if things get out of kilter” “. Why? Because “The reduction in stimulus, known as tapering, may affect capital flows to emerging markets and impact their currencies”. Why do you want to give ownership and control of India to foreign enemies when India has all the investment capital it wants by simply printing the money which is what the U.S. is doing stealing my proposal about money — see ‘How India’s Economy Can Grow 30% Per Year or More’ : HowIndiasEconomyCanGrowDOTblogspotDOTcom ? These filthy niggers Manmohan Singh and Raghuram Rajan must also be whipped and hanged along with filthy niggers Amartya Sen, Subramanian Swamy — who were both brought to Harvard and one of them given a Nobel prize expressly to provide cover for the crimes against me — and anyone else in public life you can think of. It is not too late to whip and hang filthy niggers Vajpayee and George Fernandes both of whom have been faking illness and an inability to speak to avoid answering questions about their participation in the CIA’s crimes against me. Nor is it too late to whip and hang filthy nigger Ram Jethmalani, who was also brought to Harvard to provide cover for crimes against me and rewarded with a half a million dollar per year law practice and filthy nigger L. K Advani who, while Home Minister, was brought, under pain of being prosecuted for the Babri Masjid demolition, to C.I.A. Headquarters to make India’s Home Ministry a participant in the C.I.A.’s crimes against me. Filthy nigger Kejriwal wants to provide a few services at lower rates but my proposal about money shows how to provide all goods and services free of charge to everyone. Filthy nigger M. Karunanidhi should be whipped and hanged; he was having Indian currency printed in China with the help of the Reserve Bank of India chief to provide some freebies to the people of Tamil Nadu as I described in my press releases but kept the crimes against me covered up otherwise everything could be provided free of charge to everyone in India. Filthy nigger Jayalalitha should be whipped and hanged for saying she has a vision for India but keeping quiet about the crimes against me because of which India will remain poor, weak and enslaved despite her vision. The filthy niggers that are India’s Supreme Court judges should be whipped and hanged for participating in CIA-RAW’s crimes against me and India by claiming to have lost the papers of a lawsuit I filed after duly acknowledging it as a front page lead report in New York’s News India-Times described two decades ago. I have described RAW’s trafficking of Indian children to Israel to be used as food — RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom — and said that “The Jews’ fondness for human flesh is far easier sated on Indians than on those around them. Thousands of missing children from India end up in Israeli kitchens and it costs them less than goat meat … When the Congress Party president and her son spent a number of days in Switzerland recently [in 2011] taking care of their black money there, they were told in no uncertain terms by the Jewish bankers that their ability to keep their black money hidden depended on the continuation of the trafficking of Indians for food. Both the Congress Party president and her son had to partake of such food with their bankers to seal the agreement”. I have also described the torture and killing of the children so their skins can be made into shoes and handbags. The above state of affairs cannot be changed except by India’s nuclear forces simultaneously destroying Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block which they must do without delay, with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them, if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. It is important for Pakistan’s media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in New Delhi were caused by Pakistan and for Russian media to inform the world about this so no one will think the nuclear explosions in Washington and New York were caused by Russia. Regardless of what Pakistan and Russia do, India’s nuclear forces are putting India in grave danger and committing suicide by not obeying Satish Chandra and triggering the warheads. Russia and the U.S. can destroy the other but will be destroyed in return but India can destroy the U.S. without being destroyed.

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