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Anti-Congress mood prevails in the country: Jaitley

punjab Updated: Apr 23, 2012 20:25 IST
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Taking a dig at the UPA Government, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that the results of corporation elections in Delhi have indicated that there is anti-Congress mood in the nation.

The leader of opposition, who was in Amritsar to include congress leaders Ajit Singh Bhatia, Damanjit Singh along with their supporters into the BJP, said, "Be it results in Delhi or other states, it is evident that people are unhappy with the performance of UPA."

The UPA government is not only facing problems holding its allies together but also failing to take important decisions. There is a stalemate as far as important decisions are concerned, added Jaitley.

Answering a question, the BJP leader asked the UPA government to rationalise the taxes on petrol and diesel. "Entire burden should not be put on the common man," he added.

Earlier, at a function organised by the BJP, Congress Councillor Ajit Singh Bhatia, Congressmen Damanjit Singh and Baljinder Thande joined the BJP party in the presence of hundreds of their supporters.

Ajit Singh Bhatia was unhappy with the Congress party after it snatched party ticket from Bhatia's daughter in law Simerpreet Kaur Bhatia. As a result Simerpreet had to contest as an independent from Amritsar (East) constituency. She lost to MP Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu.

Addressing the gathering, MP Navjot Singh Sidhu said, "With Ajit Singh Bhatia and his supporters joining BJP, the party has gained a lot of strength and the party will do its best for them."

I have always had lot of respect for the Bhatia family, he added. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley and Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma also welcomed Bhatia and his supporters into the BJP.

"BJP has always worked like a family and with Bhatia in our party, the family has grown," said Jaitley.

Ensuring support to the BJP, Bhatia said, "I worked 44 years for Congress party but the way the party treated me after the death of my son was very painful. So I have decided to be with BJP now and I promise that my supporters and I will strengthen the party further and will play a key role in coming MC polls."

Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi and mayor Shawet Malik were present.