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New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said no winds of change were blowing in the country against the ruling BJP as stray results here and there do not indicate a trend.

"... to pick up a stray result here and there and to say that winds of change are coming. Look at what happened in Andhra Pradesh. In a by-poll there, the Congress polled less than one per cent vote. In most states, the Congress is nowhere in the fight," Jaitley said while speaking with Times Now channel.

Commenting on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad's performance in students union elections in Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and other universities, Jailtley said it was a "statistical victory" for Congress' National Students Union of India.

"In JNU, the None Of The Above option had more support than the Congress candidate. I am told the ABVP lost the presidentship of Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) because you had a person with a deceptively similar name as that of ABVP candidate, who had been put up to divide his votes," he said.

"And he took away some 3,500 votes, resulting in a narrow defeat for the ABVP candidate. Now if the Congress calls this kind of statistical victory a wind of change, let the Congress live under illusion," he said.

--IANS mak-bns/tsb/dg

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2017-09-14-22:12:08 (IANS)

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