Ludhiana: Accusing the Centre of trying to
divert people`s attention from major issues of corruption and
development by offering reservation to minorities within OBC
quota, BJP leader Arun Jaitley today warned the Congress that
it was playing a "dangerous game".
Jaitley alleged that the Congress was dividing the country
on communal lines for its petty political ends.
"They are trying to divert the attention people of Uttar
Pradesh from the major poll issue of corruption and
development and have started singing about social reservation
for minorities out of OBC quota thus playing a dangerous
game," he told reporters.
Jaitley termed the Akali-BJP government`s five year tenure
in Punjab as a "golden period" of the state, stressing that it
was not a political alliance between the two parties but it a
"real social alliance at the grass root level".
Lashing out at the Congress leaders, he said that
the performance of the Badal government in Punjab was a
contrast with the non-performance of the UPA government at the
Centre. "They can compare very easily," he said.
Jaitley favoured a strong Lokpal at the Centre and an
equally strong Lokayukta in the states.
In reply to another question, he said that cracks have
started appearing in the UPA which had raised a question mark
over the life span of the government at the Centre.