Rahul Gandhi addresses Finance Minister as ‘Mr Jaitlie,’ thanks him for ‘reminding’ PM ‘never means what he says or says what he means’


Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing him as ‘Mr Jaitlie’ and thanking him for what he said was ‘reminding India that our PM never means what he says or says what he means.’


Gandhi took to Twitter to post a video of what Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said during an election rally in Gujarat and the clarification made by Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

His tweet read, “Dear Mr Jaitlie – thank you for reminding India that our PM never means what he says or says what he means.”

The finance minister has often been lampooned on social media with names such as ‘jhootley.’ But this is the first a political leader no less than the Congress President has indirectly accused the finance minister of lying.

Jaitley on Wednesday had sought to clarify that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not questioned the commitment of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Vice President Hamid Ansari to the ‘nation.’

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, “PM in his speeches didn’t question, nor meant to question the commitment to this nation of either former PM Manmohan Singh or Former VP Hamid Ansari, any such perception is erroneous, we hold these leaders in high esteem, as well as their commitment to India.”

Addressing a rally in Gujarat, Modi had said, “There were media reports yesterday about a meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house. It was attended by Pakistan’s high commissioner, Pakistan’s former foreign minister, India’s former vice president and former prime minister Manmohan Singh.”


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