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Dynastic forces stand no chance before merit of Modi: Arun Jaitley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “role model of leadership” and dynastic politics stands no chance to succeed against him as he represents merit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, describing rise of the top BJP leader as “stunning and incredible”.

“He is a fast learner. He learns something new daily. His biggest strength in politics is that he is an excellent communicator and orator. All this has created a huge charisma around his personality,” says Jaitley, who has worked with Modi for long.

In an article on the Prime Minister in a special issue of Marathi Daily ‘Tarun Bharat’, an RSS mouthpiece, his close associate writes that Modi is being targeted by dynastic forces because of his success.

“And it is clear that the politics of dynasty stands no chance because Modi represents merit which is the buzzword in today’s world and politics,” Jaitley says in the article in which he insists that the struggle being witnessed in Indian politics today was between merit and dynastic politics.

The issue, which is in a magazine form, focuses on the leadership of Modi and is titled ‘Mahanayak’, will be out on Tuesday.

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Manohar Parrikar, Smriti Irani, Narendra Singh Tomar, Harsh Vardhan and Prakash Javadekar have also contributed to the special issue.

Apparently underlining at the struggle Modi has undergone in the last few years, Jaitley says that the Prime Minister has learnt a lot during that time.

Another characteristic of the Prime Minister is his “single mindedness”, Jaitley says, adding that once something has been decided, Modi pursues it with vigour to ensure an early outcome.

Modi gives importance to accountability, he said.

The Finance Minister says that Modi’s another characteristic was the way he communicates.

“Traditionally, leaders use media to reach out to people, however, Modi doesn’t do like it. He reaches out to the people directly,” he said.

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