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Congress threatened by being pushed to the margins, says Jaitley

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, May 20: Fince Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the Congress has been pushed increasingly to the margins after the poll verdict in five states and asked whether it would continue to be the main challenger in 2019. “The Congress is, today, threatened with being pushed increasingly to the margins. Will it be the main challenger to the BJP-led NDA in 2019 or will it stand behind a hotchpotch combition of ideologically disparate regiol groups?” he said in a Facebook post. The senior Bharatiya Jata Party leader also said that post 2014 general elections, the Congress has increasingly adopted fringe positions. “It didn’t behave as a tural party of governce. Its obstructionism was blended with its leader’s ‘rent a cause’ approach,” he said. Slamming the Congress leadership, Jaitley questioned the “surgery” remarks of its general secretary Digvijaya Singh. “What is the ture of ‘surgery’ the party leaders are now talking about? Will the Congress evolve into a structured party with a galaxy of leaders or will it remain a dystic party?” he asked. Expressing disappointment over poll results, Digvijaya Singh, a former Madhya Pradesh chief minister, had on Thursday suggested his party needed a major surgery. “Their margilization in West Bengal, a state they ruled for 34 years, is significant. Extreme positions espoused by a few in the Universities of Jadhavpur and JNU cannot be a mainstream agenda of India,” he said. (IANS)

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