Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at BJP on Tuesday saying that they were now supporting UPA measures.
Tharoor posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter: “BJP now supports GST, sugar subsidies, railway and diesel price hike, FDI, Indo-US nuke deal and other UPA measures they had opposed.”
BJP now supports GST, sugar subsidies, railway&diesel price hike, FDI, Indo-US nuke deal& other UPA measures they'd opposed: #IndiaShastra
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 3, 2015
Earlier on January 26, Congress had accused BJP of doing a 'U turn' and 'double-speak' over the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement questioning why it had opposed the measure when UPA government was pushing for the deal, as per PTI.
The reaction by Congress came as India and the US on January 25 reached a breakthrough on the stalled civil nuclear agreement by agreeing on commercial cooperation and decided to take defence cooperation to a new level including on upgrading domestic defence industry and advanced technologies.
"Another U turn by BJP. Now taking credit for the very amendments in the Nuclear Bill which they opposed. Masters of U turns and double speak," party general secretary Digvijay Singh had tweeted then.
Accusing BJP of 'political chicanery' on the matter, former Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari had also tweeted then, "BJP said Indo-US Nuclear Deal compromised India's sovereignty. If that is true, why is BJP bending over backwards to operationalize it now?”
With PTI inputs