BJP, Cong spar over Sonia`s remarks

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 21:17

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi`s comments that it has become "fashionable" these days to criticise the government today fuelled a controversy with BJP and Congress sniping at each other.

Taking strong objection to her remarks, BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad asked, "If your government does not perform, if prices are not contained, if there are rampant corruption, public money is looted with impunity, if there is declining industrial growth and overall sense of despair, are we not entitled to expose that... Is it fashionable? We will continue to expose it...It is not fashion but an obligation".

Rejecting BJP`s criticism, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said that Sonia Gandhi was right in what she said and the "Opposition has been criticising the government for the sake of criticism...BJP is in the habit of making baseless allegations against the government."

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi`s comments that it has become "fashionable" these days to criticise the government today fuelled a controversy with BJP and Congress sniping at each other.

Taking strong objection to her remarks, BJP spokesperson Ravishankar Prasad asked, "If your government does not perform, if prices are not contained, if there are rampant corruption, public money is looted with impunity, if there is declining industrial growth and overall sense of despair, are we not entitled to expose that... Is it fashionable? We will continue to expose it...It is not fashion but an obligation".

Rejecting BJP`s criticism, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said that Sonia Gandhi was right in what she said and the "Opposition has been criticising the government for the sake of criticism...BJP is in the habit of making baseless allegations against the government."

Regarding Prasad`s insistence that it was the democratic right of the principle opposition to expose the deficiency and shortcoming of a government, Alvi said,"of course it is the right of Opposition but it should be positive criticism".

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 21:17

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