Describing heads of rival political parties as “Nawabs of Negativity”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the grand alliance of opposition parties has multiple claimants and NDA’s chemistry will succeed over their arithmetic.
Speaking at “India Business Leader Awards 2018” here via video link from New York where he has gone for medical check-up, Jaitley said: “The Nawabs of Negativity may come together but they are not going to hold together and carry much credibility as far as people are concerned.”
He stated that the opposition’s arithmetic is not based on any ideological similarity, economic programme, common vision to bring the country together or a common leader.
Jaitley said it is based on only one premise which is negative in character and that is wanting one man out.
Stating that the opposition has multiple claimants for Prime Minister’s post, Jaitley said India is a highly aspirational, politically conscious society and such societies never opt for a suicidal cause. “They opt for a tried and tested established leadership,” he said.
“The kind of individuals who have almost staked their claims … the claimant from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana and from the privileged family of Delhi. I think if you look at it, the situation looks fairly scary,” the Union Minister stated.
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“I have not the least doubt in my mind that in a battle between chemistry and arithmetic, politics is something where chemistry always succeeds. It happened in 2014, it has happened elsewhere in the world and I am quite certain it’s going to happen in India, too,” Jaitley said.