Amid allegations of BSP supremo Mayawati that EVM’s were tampered in favour of BJP in UP polls, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called Mayawati as a sore loser saying that her party is suffering due to her ‘negative’ attitude.
” Mayawati is a bad looser..only because of her awful deeds and actions her party is faring this way. Her behavior towards her party has always been negative and that is why her hold from the state is reducing. Putting the onus on EVMs for her loss and saying the machine accepted votes only in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is so not accepted by us and this shows her character,” Jaitley told AN
Mr Jaitley also slammed the Congress for its “historic” blunders including opposing demonetisation and identifying with anti-national activities like the one in JNU which wanted to break the country.
Noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s extensive campaign in Uttar Pradesh gave the party “cutting edge”, Jaitley also termed the Manipur result as historic as the party advanced from having no seats to a possibility of forming a government.
“Lotus of development blooms in Manipur. Congratulations to BJP Karyakartas & people of Manipur on a historic win in the assembly elections,” he tweeted.
He however admitted that in Punjab, the two-term anti-incumbency had taken its toll.
“Historic victory of BJP in UP & Uttarakhand assembly elections shows people’s support for development agenda of PM,” he tweeted.
Talking about Congress’s two blunders, Jaitley said that the first one was to oppose demonetisation as by doing so, it made sure that the poor as an electoral constituency shift to the BJP.