Congress launching fake campaigns against defence forces, judiciary, RBI: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley attacked Congress in a Facebook-post. (Express photo by Renuka Puri/File)

In a blistering attack on Congress, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday accused the opposition party of launching ‘fake campaigns’ against the defence forces, judiciary and Reserve Bank. The minister, who returned from the US after medical treatment Saturday, said it is time to protect the country as well as its institutions from ‘institution wreckers’.

Recalling how the Congress-led governments used to interfere with institutions like the RBI, judiciary and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Jaitley, in a Facebook-post, sought to challenge the narrative by the Opposition that BJP had hijacked certain institutions.

“It is about time that India and its institutions are protected from these ‘institution wreckers’,” wrote Jaitley in his Facebook post titled ‘Institutions Under Attack – The Latest Fabrication’. He said the past two months have witnessed several “fake campaigns” which failed to cut much ice as falsehood does not have longevity.

On Rafale, Jaitley said the deal not only strengthens the combat ability of the Indian Air Force but saved thousands of crores for the exchequer. His remarks came after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attacked the Congress over its allegations on the jet fighter deal and said the Opposition is “flogging a dead horse”.

“When its falsehood collapsed, its…

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