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Rahul is the Congress 'candidate in purdah', says Jaitley

New Delhi: Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi and the Congress poll campaign centered around its “candidate in purdah”, BJP has said advertising can market a marketable product and not otherwise.Questioning the Congress poll campaign
PTI January 28, 2014 16:35 IST
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New Delhi: Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi and the Congress poll campaign centered around its “candidate in purdah”, BJP has said advertising can market a marketable product and not otherwise.

Questioning the Congress poll campaign centered around the Congress vice president, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said it is now coming true that a huge sum of money has been earmarked for his image management.

”It now appears that the denial was a phony one. Can an image be built up merely by advertising which is not commensurate with the performance of the candidate sought to be projected?

 “There are leaders who appear good only when the going is good. In an adverse situation they collapse like a house of cards. Advertising can market a marketable product, not otherwise,” he said in an article.

Jaitley said the campaign is effectively centered around one person, who is the Congress party's “candidate in purdah” as there is no mention of the present Prime Minister, the performance of UPA government or even the Congress President.