New Delhi: Taking a dig at the dynasty-driven Congress, finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the party will shrink in absence of stalwarts like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as it does not have leaders of that stature.
“Where you have dynasties, dynasties become Albatross around your neck. Without the dynasty, you are irrelevant. With the dynasty, you stagnate. That is the problem of the Congress,” he said at an event organised by a news channel here.
Jaitley pressed his point further, saying the Congress at this point does not have tall leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi who could strengthen the party. He saw the party shrinking because of weak leadership of the dynasty.
Fielding a poser that there are examples of father-son duo in the BJP too, he spoke about a fundamental difference. “Two persons from the same family enter politics… One big national party is being owned by one family. It’s like proprietorship business and the authority to become Prime Minister belongs to that family only. This is the fundamental difference.”
The Congress does not have even a clear leadership in states, the senior BJP leader added. “After the recent election results, I asked a very senior leader of the Congress in a TV debate to name few leaders of some of the states. He started fumbling after 2-3 names,” Jaitley said.