Says AAP convenor is like Goebbels when it comes to spreading false propaganda
New Delhi : Rajya Sabha Opposition leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday tweeted that “if Joseph Goebbels was re-born, he surely would have joined the Aam Aadmi Party.” Criticising Arvind Kejriwal and party members, Jaitley wrote that the AAP was following Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister of Hitler who preached that “if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
“What happened on Wednesday was no longer intriguing as it is a normal strategy of the votary of alternative politics in India. Kejriwal was not arrested nor detained, but made aware of the election model code coming into operation by the police, but he makes his non-detention into a national crisis,” Jaitley wrote.
“All of us in various elections are stopped and checked; our personal baggage is also searched to verify whether cash is being transported in them or not and we always accept that as part of the Election Commission’s efforts to conduct free and fair elections,” he pointed out.
He said his experience of the AAP is that it utilises the propaganda technique of manufacturing an issue, real or fictional, and then persisting with it. “Unable to defend itself, the party’s disastrous 49-day performance in Delhi, it invented the issue of a prominent corporate house as a political issue. Its opponents are all close to the corporate house; everybody else receives dubious funding, they argue. What evidence do they have to prove all this? – NIL.”
Jaitley said, AAP’s routine strategy is to mobilise the cadres through the SMS to create a scene. They did so outside the Rail Bhawan when Kejriwal sat on a ‘dharna’ even while being the chief minister, outside Jaitley’s house and this time at his party (BJP) office and similar demonstrations were held elsewhere in the country, with stone pelting and demolishing the boards.
“After provoking an altercation with BJP cadres and police in various parts of the country, the AAP leaders landed up in TV studios. They pretend to be innocent victims and claimed that it was a peaceful protest which was attacked from inside (BJP headquarters).”
“Regrettably, even the likes of Rajmohan Gandhi offered themselves to become instruments of this false propaganda. The violent protest of AAP was peaceful, he asserted. The victims were in fact violent. When its members are booked for violence and law breaking they plead for equality on the premise that the victims should also be booked,” Jaitley said, referring to AAP mentor and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan who claimed the BJP and the ruling Congress were together and hence no case was registered against the BJP men throwing stones from inside.