“Besides being unfair and anti-people it added to the misery of the common man and particularly women. Only at midnight they realised it was a politically costly move ,” Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley told reporters here Friday .
“And even then they did not roll back , I think this will last for 72 hours . After Himachal votes the holding out operation will end ,” he said .
“Now the people of Himachal should decide to give them a crushing defeat , that might stem such eagerness to bring anti-people moves ,” said Jaitley .
Asked to comment on the VBS files , he said the issues that he had raised have not been answered by Himachal Congress chief Virbhadra Singh .
“How come he benefits on policies with money from someone else’s account , it is for him to answer and not the IT department ,” he said .
Talking about Janata party Subramanium Swamy’s latest charges against the Gandhi family he said the Congress needs to come forward and explain to the people of the country .
“The country expects a specific reply from the Congress on the allegation that the AICC gave the Gandhi’s a loan of Rs 90 crore ,” he said.
“If it is true that money was accumulated in the name of a political party and both donor and party got exempted and then the money was transferred to a political party then the provisions of the peoples representation act has been violated ,” he said .