The nightmare is over: Jaitley over AAP quitting
A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned from his office, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley said the "nightmare" is finally over.
"The nightmare is finally over. The worst ever State Government that Delhi has ever witnessed has resigned," Jaitley wrote in his blog.
He said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government was running without any agenda and an ideology.
"The past 49 days witnessed an unconventional Government. It was a Government without an agenda and without an ideology. It was a Government committed to populism and demagogue," his blog said.
"Clever politics and no governance - this appeared to be the motto of the AAP government in Delhi. This was a Government without a mandate. It had only 28 seats. The BJP was a bigger party. The AAP had no qualms before accepting shamelessly the Congress support in order to prove the majority," the BJP leader wrote.
Slamming the AAP government, he said in his blog, "Most of its MLAs were inexperienced. They lacked maturity. At times, they were outlandish. They had an agitational approach but were foreign to any form of governance."
He said the party "concentrated its approach only to agitational issues."
"It agitated against the Home Minister, against the Lt. Governor, against the Commissioner of Police and against the African ladies. Its approach was to concoct falsehood and create imaginary enemies and then carry on propaganda on the strength of attacking the imaginary enemies. It had the arrogance to believe that only its leaders were honest and everybody else was compromised," he wrote.
Criticising AAP's claim of alternative politics, Jaitley wrote, "The alternative politics was populism, demagogue, falsehood but no governance."
Hours after the AAP government-backed Jan Lokpal Bill was not tabled in the Delhi Assembly, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal resigned on Friday after remaining in power for 49 days.
(Posted on 15-02-2014)