New Delhi: Launching a fresh salvo at the opposition parties, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed them “Compulsive Contrarians” and accused them of manufacturing falsehood and subverting democracy by weakening an elected government.
Without naming Congress or other opposition parties in his Facebook blog, Jaitley said that nations are built by those with positive mindsets and a national vigor, not by the ‘Compulsive Contrarians’.
The finance minister is reportedly in the United States for a medical check-up.
Jaitley cited a list of what he said were examples where the ‘Compulsive Contrarians’ “adopted double standards whenever it suited them”. These include the Justice Loya case, the controversy surrounding the CBI and the Rafale deal among others.
“The Compulsive Contrarians had no qualms about manufacturing falsehood. They could concoct arguments even if they went against the general interest of the country. They could masquerade corruption as crusade. They could adopt double standards whenever it suited them,” he wrote in the post titled ‘The Compulsive Contrarian and his Manufactured Logic’.
Citing the tirade mounted by political parties on host of issues including 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections and the Rafale defence deal, Jaitley said that the ‘Compulsive Contrarians’ believe that this Government can do no good and hence its every act must be opposed.
“Nations are built by those with positive mindsets and a national vigor, not by the Compulsive Contrarians. Didn’t left-liberals find fault with the various actions that Gandhiji took during the freedom movement? Weakening a Sovereign Elected Government and strengthening the unelectable is only a subversion of democracy,” he wrote.