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Rahul Gandhi making sweetheart deals with fly-by-night operators to lead good life: Arun Jaitley

The BJP leader alleged that Rahul was leading a good life and taking foreign holidays without any substantial source of income.

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New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday targeted Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, alleging that he is leading a good life and taking foreign holidays without any substantial source of income by making “sweetheart deals” with fly-by-night operators.

Addressing a press conference at the party office here, senior BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the past few days, some media organisations have reported some stories about the Congress president.

“I have myself studied them personally and it is necessary to make the analysis public. This person (Rahul Gandhi) has not done any business in his life. But, he has been leading a good life, taking foreign holidays, etc.”

He further said a media expose has revealed that the family owned a farm house in South Delhi which is now owned by the brother and sister of current generation of the family.

“Periodically tenancies are created in favour of persons many of whom needed help when the Congress-led UPA was in power. Amongst the names of the tenants, the critical person is Jignesh Shah of FTIL and real estate developer Sanjay Chandra of Unitech builder,” Jaitley alleged, adding both of whom are accused in different economic offences.

He further asked, “Who else would enter into such sweetheart deals’ except the fly-by-night operators who needed state patronage.”

Hitting out at the Congress, Jaitley suggested that the party had launched a “capital creation programme” for the Gandhi family. Rentals were paid by obliging tenants in advance. It is unlikely that the tenants ever needed to live in Delhi because they have had no business operation in Delhi.

Later in a blog, referring to Rahul Gandhi, Jaitley said this man makes reckless allegations without any basis. It was no rocket science for him to know who were conferring him the largesse.

“He aspires to be a Prime Minister. Such aspirants, like Caesar’s wife, must be beyond suspicion. They must be unsuspectable. With tainted hands, he must at least remember that ‘people in glass houses do not throw stones’. The ‘chowkidar’ has finally caught a ‘chor’,” Jaitley wrote.

Also read: Chowkidar has finally caught a chor: Arun Jaitley attacks Congress family’s ‘capital creation’


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  1. Arun Jaitley should recall the sweetheart deals his Government has made in Rafale before attacking Congress manifesto. Introspection is the best cure for politicians like Arun Jaitley rather than pointing fingers at others.

  2. Some people should not lecture about others’ ‘corruption’ when they themselves have several skeletons hidden in their cupboards.

  3. These BJP leaders are looking more and more desperate in their hatred for the Gandhi family. Jawahar Lal’s father Motilal Nehru was the top barrister of Allahabad (no, I refuse to call it by any other name). That was a hundred years ago. Even after Motilal that family has never been poor; it has had prime ministers among them. Rahul Gandhi is the scion of that family. Is it so difficult for anyone to believe that he would have money of his own to buy air tickets?!

  4. Rahul Gandhi has lived a charmed life funded by operators or his party sycophants. He never worked nor did any business anywhere but has lots of money to spend abroad on vacations and call everyone else chor. What a shame India has such a non-worthy politician only because of his dynasty.

    India deserved a equally worth opposition leader as Modi with mass appeal to confront BJP and take over the mantle of running a progressive government. We are so unlucky ! People, please think and vote !

    • What has Modi done in his life to deserve such a lifestyle? He can’t even pretend that he was born with silver spoon in his mouth. So where has this wealth come from?

      • Well said. Mr Modi has been a shocking revelation. When he demits office info will tumble out that he had more than 500 Nehru jackets, and God alone knows how many Mont Blanc pens and other items of top brands. He surely gets a salary – – HOW MANY OF THOSE ITEMS ARE BILLED TO HIS SALARY? Or are they a prime minister’s “perks”, paid by the poor people of India?

  5. Sure every politician has some skeletons in the cupboard and maybe Rahul has too. Does Mr Jaitley remember the severe indictment of the CAG in 2010-11 of the Gujarat Govt which allowed undue gains of Rs 1400 cr to Reliance, Adani Group and Essar , by underbilling and short billing ? Also the sale of gas by GSPC to Adanis at below the purchase price ? These are not COngress hallucinations but factual CAG findings.
    How have such dealings been swept under the carpet ?

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