Rahul, Chidambaram, Omar...support pours for Arun Jaitley, as latter terms them 'compulsive constraints'

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Jan 17: Whatever differences they may be having in professional life, in personal life they stand for each other. In a rare show of camaraderie, the Opposition was seen standing unitedly for senior BJP minister Arun Jaitley who is in the US for a medical check-up. Support and best wishes are pouring from all quarters.

Rahul Gandhi said, "We fight him on a daily basis for his ideas. However, I and the Congress party send him our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery. We are with you and your family 100 per cent during this difficult period Mr Jaitley."His predecessor in the finance ministry P Chidambaram said, "As one who has known Mr Jaitley as a colleague at the bar for many years, and later as a fellow MP, I think I speak for all lawyer friends and MPs in conveying our good wishes to him," said Chidambaram.

Terming opposition parties as 'Compulsive Contrarians', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday accused them of manufacturing falsehood and subverting democracy by weakening an elected governmentNations are built by those with positive mindsets and a national vigor, not by the 'Compulsive Contrarians', he said in a Facebook blog without naming Congress or other opposition parties.

Jaitley, according to sources, is in the US for a medical checkup. "The Compulsive Contrarians had no qualms about manufacturing falsehood. They could concoct arguments even if they went against the general interest of the country. They could masquerade corruption as crusade. They could adopt double standards whenever it suited them,' he said in a Facebook post titled 'The Compulsive Contrarian and his Manufactured Logic'.Citing the tirade mounted by political parties on host of issues including 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections and the Rafale defence deal, Jaitley said that the 'Compulsive Contrarians' believe that this Government can do no good and hence its every act must be opposed."Nations are built by those with positive mindsets and a national vigor, not by the Compulsive Contrarians. Didn't left-liberals find fault with the various actions that Gandhiji took during the freedom movement? Weakening a Sovereign Elected Government and strengthening the unelectable is only a subversion of democracy,' he wrote.

With Agencies