File photo of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Source: PTI)

Jaitley Accuses ‘Compulsive Contrarians’ Of Subverting Democracy

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called the opposition parties "Compulsive Contrarians" and accused them of manufacturing falsehood and subverting democracy by weakening an elected government.

Nations are built by those with positive mindsets and a national vigor, not by the "Compulsive Contrarians", he said in a Facebook blog without naming Congress or other opposition parties.

Jaitley, according to people in the know, is in the U.S. for a medical checkup.

"The Compulsive Contrarians had no qualms about manufacturing falsehood. They could concoct arguments even if they went against the general interest of the country. They could masquerade corruption as crusade. They could adopt double standards whenever it suited them,” Jaitley said in a Facebook post titled "The Compulsive Contrarian and his Manufactured Logic".

Citing the tirade mounted by political parties on a host of issues, including 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections and the Rafale defence deal, Jaitley said that the "Compulsive Contrarians" believe this government can do no good and hence its every act must be opposed.

“Nations are built by those with positive mindset and a national vigour, not by the Compulsive Contrarians. Didn't left-liberals find fault with the various actions that Gandhiji took during the freedom movement? Weakening a Sovereign Elected Government and strengthening the unelectable is only a subversion of democracy,” he wrote.

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