JAMMU, MAR 18: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that the Congress Party under Rahul Gandhi has lost the plot and out of confusion, it has resorted to the pervert practice of celebrating the loss of its security deposits in the Lok Sabha by-polls in Uttar Pradesh, the results of which were declared on 14th of this month.
Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of the Central University convocation where he was conferred an honorary degree of Doctorate, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this is perhaps for the first time anywhere in the world that a political party, namely the Congress, is dancing and singing at the outcome of Uttar Pradesh by-polls, unmindful of the fact that its party candidates have lost the security deposits in these polls. For Congress party, he said, it seems it is no longer important to win an election, because this party derives greater pleasure if BJP loses an election. Can the Indian nation live with such a political party which has such pervert mind-set, he questioned.
Taking a dig at the Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Dr Jitendra Singh said, why did the Congress party not find fault with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) when they continued to be in UPA government for 10 years by winning two consecutive Lok Sabha elections. What they say now is a tacit admission of their eminent defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha election, he said.
In response to a query about Opposition trying to project 2019 Lok Sabha election as “Modi versus All”, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the BJP takes it as a compliment. Let someone remind Rahul Gandhi that in early 1970s, the Opposition had made a similar reference to his grandmother by describing it as “Indira Gandhi vs All”, he said.
About the civilians being targeted by Pakistan cross-border firing, Dr Jitendra Singh said, this is not only violation of all the diplomatic norms in any warfare situation, but this is also the reflection of Pakistan Army’s frustration due to heavy casualties suffered by it as a result of the retaliatory action from the Indian side.