"Its ideology is populist and only vote oriented. It demonstrated extreme opportunism," Jaitley wrote in his campaign diary.

Noting that the Aam Aadmi Party was a ‘governance disaster’ in Delhi, he said that ‘it only represented political adventurism’.

He noted that if the Delhi Assembly elections were the high point for AAP, the Lok Sabha polls will spell doom for it.

Without naming AAP's Shazia Ilmi for her reported remarks asking supporters that her community must cease to be secular and adopt a more communal approach, he said that ‘such comments by a political party or its representatives cannot even be privately made’.

"These comments reflect their mind set,” Jaitley said.

While the BJP and Congress both slammed Ilmi for her ill-advised speech, the Aam Aadmi Party discarded her speech, saying the party does not approve of such kind of politics.

“I have seen Shazia's clip. She should have not said it. AAP does not believe in communal politics. Our politics is to unite all Indians,” senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia tweeted on Tuesday.

(JPN/Agencies)

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