BJP, Modi ‘outfunded’ Cong, says Jairam Ramesh

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    BJP, Modi ‘outfunded’ Cong, says Jairam Ramesh

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    A day after exit polls predicted a drubbing for the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, senior Congress leader and Union Minister Jairam Ramesh rose to the defence of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, terming him an “indefatigable” campaigner.

    “He must have addressed over 125 rallies in every nook and corner of the country. He brought spirit into our campaign and took on not just BJP and Narendra Modi but also articulated what our party stood for,” Ramesh said.

    He dismissed Monday’s exit polls and said they would be proved “wrong” like in 2004 and 2009.

    Ramesh said the BJP and Modi had “outfunded” the Congress, with their spending reaching an “obscene level”and called for a “serious expenditure audit”.

    He also lashed out at BJP for a “communal” campaign.

    Asked about Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s restricted campaign, Ramesh said the PM did go out and campaign but only “where he felt comfortable”.

    BJP, Modi ‘outfunded’ Cong, says Jairam Ramesh | The Indian Express
     
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    This is a fitting example of "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" .

    Now the issue is that in every other elections, others felt that the Congress ‘outfunded’ all.

    It is a case of sour grapes.

    They should introspect as to why the Congress could not outdo the BJP in this department, even though they had amassed a huge fortune through their scams.

    The BJP management of the election projection was forceful and direct. It appealed and addressed issues that concerned the people.

    On the other hand, the Congress ads were pithy and mushy, the stereotype of the usual overdose of meaningless populism and appeals to votebank politics. They failed to realise that with gnawing hunger in empty bellies, populism and communal votebank appeals, subtle and direct, does not quite ensure the punching of the button for such pathetic people.

    The manner in which the BJP organised their campaign and the manner in which Modi (and he is no spring chicken) clocked 13000 kms pan India and addressed without stop the 450 or whatever rallies and each rally having a different speech, to include sensitivity to local issues, does indicate the indefatigable energy that the BJP and Modi displayed.

    It does give confidence that if they could have such indefatigable energy for a campaign, and if they show the same in governance, then India and Indians will be going places.

    It is silly of Ramesh to weep, more so, when the comfort loving leaders of Congress declined to express a desire outdo Modi's indefatigable pursuit and instead take the Indian public for granted as if they were their bonded labour and serfs to rise to the Congress' bidding.

    Congress is slated to bite the dust and all the arrogance of the Gandhis, Rameshs, Sibals, Anand Sharmas, Manu Singhvis and other pompous pinpricks will not be able to put Humpty Dumpty together again., unless the recant and become human beings leaving their self created heavenly abodes!
     
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    who can out-fund to looters of the entire country past 60 years.:laugh::rofl::lol:
     
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    It would be a fascinating read to see a overall "worth" of the Congress candidates versus the BJP candidates for this 2014 elections.

    One fact is a lot of the politicians are filthy rich. One would think if one is rich why the need for corruption since the person and group needs no money.

    A after-though is that the Congress have reach a level of richness where now they will promulgate a policy of non-corruption in the years ahead since they do not want others to get rich(er). Unless the BJP - anti-corruption agency comes after the money and also if the BJP does not want to recoup its spending for the election this would be a perpetual cycle.
     
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    BJP not only outfunded the Congress, but outwitted the think tank of congress led by the ever chatak Jairam Ramesh who sadly is smarting from his nose having been rubbed in the mud by Modi and the ''tainted'' Amit Shah!

    Call it Schadenfreud on my part, I am delighting in the discomfort of these smartass chaps like Ramesh, Digvijay Singh, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tiwari, Abhi Shake Manu Singhvi, Mani Shankar Aiyer and the brigade of pompous nitwits that the Congress fields.

    Time for the Congress to cleanse itself and get a new meaning to its existence beyond the kowtowing to the Gandhis forever and ever till the cows come home.
     
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    Congress barely spent any money. And wisely so.
     
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    How do you know what the Congress exactly spent?

    Could all this about the BJP spend not be a canard and a case of 'grapes are sour' because the BJP has outmanoeuvred the Congress in every department including the selection of the PM candidate and setting the pace and making it a Presidential style of campaigning.

    The net net is that the Congress has failed very badly and they are hunting for excuses.

    They are so disgusting that instead of their leaders accepting that they led a disastrous, rudderless and lacklustre election campaign, centred on emotions and populism instead of real bread and butter issues that is affecting the common man, they are scurrying like direction-less rats in saving their Prince Charming and the Dowager Empress by shouting from the rooftops that they are taking 'collective responsibility'!

    Well, if indeed it was a collective decision how to run the campaign, they sure have given credence to the adage - too many cooks spoil the broth!

    I take it that the Congress 'collectively' decided that Rahul Gandhi stay away from MMS' farewell grubsteak given by the Dowager Empress and indicate total discourtesy and lack of grace as if giving a tight farewell slap on the face of MMS; after all, the Congress feels MMS is the sole cause of their failure. But Baru and Maira seems to feel otherwise as they state that it was the Dowager Empress who was calling the shots and MMS was merely the ventriloquist's dummy.

    The manner in which you so authoritatively state so, makes one wonder if you were in line for the handouts and a beneficiary.

    I maybe wrong.

    But you sure sound real authentic!
     
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    Good for the economy. We should see the results in Data released by the GOI for March and April.

    The first indicator will be inflation if such huge amounts of money have been spent.
     
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    It might be a understatement but the current Congress leadership have seen the days (from period of 1990 to 2004) without power and without money and the strings that come with that. Since 2004 one has seen a dramatic upsurge in Congress fortunes. The money that was spent in current elections was on building and protecting a certain image.

    It wasn't only wise but a necessity for its existence.

    But the question is what will the new congress be (i.e. same leadership) and when it will be seen (1 year -> 10 years -> 15 years).
     
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    the buzz in Delhi is that this time Congress was not able to get enough donations from the Business Houses. It seems they read the writing on the wall in advance.

    Also there were news reports in local papers about the MPs not spending money as they felt that it would be a wasted effort.
     
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    I would like to see the reaction of Mr surjewala and that sanjay jha and countless so called congi leaders tomorrow
     
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    Jairam.... STFU and wait for tomorrow. :dude:
     
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    @Singh Everyone is waiting to hear from you....please hurl at us some more pearls of wisdom like the definitive "figures" quoted above.

    P.S. It is a matter of grave misfortune for us that DFI owner has become a clone of Sanjay Jha :sad:
     
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