Jaitley said the Congress leaders were not able to digest the real picture being put forward by the exit polls, accusing them of being discourteous at the prospect of defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

Jaitley particularly pulled up senior Congress leaders and Cabinet Ministers Salman Khurshid and Anand Sharma for their domineering behavior while speaking to the media.

“The Exit Polls present a gloomy picture for the Congress. Such adversities are not unusual. They are a part of the political cycle,” Jaitley wrote in his blog on Facebook.

“Modesty in victory, graciousness in defeat can demonstrate mature political thinking. Salman Khurshid’s reaction to my comment on the Prime Minister, Dr. Mammohan Singh, was indeed disappointing,” he added.

“What was intended to be a gracious comment on the eve of the Prime Minister’s farewell was retorted to by Salman in anger, if not discourteous,” he further wrote.

Jaitley added: “Every time Anand Sharma appears on television he is angrier than ever before. He conveys the impression that he was born to rule and his right is being forcibly snatched away. His latest statement on the appointment of the Army Chief reflected a high degree of arrogance even in defeat.”

Jaitley also questioned whether Congress had the ability to accept that Rahul does not stand a chance against the tall stature of Modi.
Jaitley said the Gandhi family would never accept its shortcomings and instead would find convenient scapegoats to take the blame.

“Does the Congress Party honestly have the capacity to accept that as the undeclared Prime Ministerial candidate of the party, Rahul Gandhi, did not measure up in a comparison with Narender Modi?” Jaitley questioned in his blog.

“Being a party controlled by a family it is inherent in the belief of the Congress that the family can do no wrong. The Gandhis never make a mistake. Either they are being misguided or the responsibility of failure belongs to somebody else,” he added.

“The Congress will be in no mood to come on a correction course. It will be compelled to justify the same error which has cost it Election 2014,” he further wrote.


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