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'Will ask EC to take notice of Jaitley's 1 cr house'

Congress will bring the purchase of Rs one crore house by BJP nominee from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Arun Jaitley to the notice of Election Commission so that it is included in his poll expenditure as purchase was made with sole political purpose.

punjab Updated: Apr 14, 2014 09:28 IST

Congress will bring the purchase of Rs one crore house by BJP nominee from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Arun Jaitley to the notice of Election Commission so that it is included in his poll expenditure as purchase was made with sole political purpose.

"This house has been purchased by Jaitley with the sole purpose of convincing people here that he be considered to be a local resident which means he has done it with the purpose of winning the election that makes it a clear case of election expense," said Capt Amarinder Singh, Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat.

The Punjab former chief minister added that even Jaitley has himself admitted that he had bought this house since he was being considered as an outsider.

Taking a dig at Jaitley's move Capt Amarinder, who was visiting the Jallianwala Bagh here said, "buying a luxurious house does not win you an election, only winning the people's hearts will do. This is too little and too late for Jaitley to fight the tag of an outsider."

Asserting that it was just a poll gimmick by the BJP candidate, he asked him, "you have been a member of parliament from Gujarat for last 14 years how come you never felt a need to buy a house there while you have bought a house here before the elections".

He said, Jaitley was being insincere at least to the people of one state either Gujarat, from where he remained an MP for last 14 years and still is or the people of Punjab from where he aspires to be an MP now.

"Anyway it is good that he has purchased a house here in Amritsar which he will never need to live in, but in any case after the elections if he wishes he can certainly rent it out to me as I will need one here," he said in a lighter vein to a question whether he also intended to buy a house here.