Commanders are not changed on battlefield: Jaitley

  • Hindustan Times, Ajnala
  • Updated: Apr 16, 2014 20:34 IST

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday fired a fresh salvo at Congress President Sonia Gandhi over her television appeal for votes, saying on a battlefield, commanders are not changed.

Jaitley drew similarities between battlefield, cricket match and the election campaigning while commenting on the "changed roles" of Sonia and Rahul Gandhi during electioneering.

He said that earlier Rahul Gandhi was being shown in the TV ads and now he has been replaced with his mother as Rahul was not seen to be effective enough to fetch votes.

This, Jaitley said, clearly indicated the frustration of Congress after it had failed miserably on economic, governance and security issues.

Congress is trying to divert attention by changing the guard, but these tactics will not help as people are tired of misrule, he said, addressing a meeting in Ajnala village along India Pakistan border.

Claiming that the nation was in the mood for change, he said, "People will vote for strong, stable and decisive government. The inevitable choice is NDA under the leadership of Narendra Modi."

Jaitley attacked Congress over inflation, and also condemned UPA's policy to permit FDI in retail sector saying it would affect about 4 crore small traders and about 20 crore people of the country.

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