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Nationalism and free speech coexist: Arun Jaitley

Constitution gives freedom of dissent but not destruction of country, he says

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Publish Date: Mar 20 2016 1:42PM | Updated Date: Mar 21 2016 11:04AM

Nationalism and free speech coexist: Arun Jaitley

Nationalism ideology the driving force behind the BJP, said senior party leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday.

 
Speaking to media persons on second and last day of party's national executive meeting in national capital, he said that freedom of speech and nationalism feeling coexist.
 
Constitution gives the freedom of dissent but not destruction of country, he added.
 
His statement comes in the backdrop of debate over nationalism and freedom of speech in the country.
 
Jaitley further said development remains the prime focus of NDA Government and work is being done to achieve the target it has set for itself. 
 
While pointing out on the political crisis in Uttarakhand, the minister said majority of MLAs voted against finance bill but the Speaker declared it passed.
 
Speaker considered a failed bill as passed, which is happening for the first time in the country, he said.
 
Blaming Congress for crisis in state, he said that there is division with the party in the state.
 
On deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Jaitley said BJP is remains committed to agenda for governance, which the party had formed with PDP.