Voicing confidence that BJP will get a clear majority in Lok Sabha polls, party leader Arun Jaitley today said a "wave of anger" was brewing across the country against Congress due to which several party heavy- weights, including Finance Minister P Chidambaram, have shied away from facing the electorate.
"This is no ordinary election. Congress leaders aren't willing to contest because they know that they will be thrown out of power. Several leaders, including Finance Minister Chidambaram, have given excuses for not contesting the polls," he said while addressing a public meeting in Chirag Delhi area here.
Apparently referring to Union Information and Braodcasting Minister Manish Tewari, he said another Congress leader "returned" the ticket citing health reasons.
Tewari was expected to be Congress' candidate from Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency, from where he had won the election in 2009, but has not been fielded by his party this time. Tewari has been ailing for some time and underwent a surgery at AIIMS three days back.
"Several others are returning their tickets too. This points towards the complicated situation in which the leaders are even refusing to contest the election," Jaitley said.
Exuding confidence that BJP will get a clean majority in the coming elections, the senior leader said there has been a "wave of anger" across the country against both Congress and AAP.
"While Congress has looted the country for years, AAP had given false hopes to them for reaping political benefits," said Meenakshi Lekhi, BJP candidate from the New Delhi constituency.
"If Congress continues to be in power, one dollar would be equivalent to Rs 100 and if the new party (AAP) comes to power it might even reach 120," she said.