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Sushma Swaraj targets UPA govt over corruption

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 23:29
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Sushma Swaraj targets UPA govt over corruption Bangalore: In a scathing attack on ruling UPA, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Sunday accused the Congress-led government of being steeped in corruption and passing the blame on allies whenever it comes under attack for irregularities.

"Congress sarkar ka bhrashtachar hawa, zameen aur pataal tak hai (The corruption by Congress govt has reached air, land and underworld)," Swaraj said at a BJP rally here for the May five Karnataka Assembly polls.

Sushma Swaraj targets UPA govt over corruption She was referring to the alleged irregularities in 2G spectrum, CWG projects and coal block allocation.

Swaraj accused the Congress of trying to exonerate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the alleged 2G scam through the JPC report.

The ruling party also tried to blame former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and ex-ministers Arun Shourie and Jaswant Singh in the spectrum scam, she said.

Sushma Swaraj targets UPA govt over corruption "The Congress has crossed its limits of shamelessness by targeting the cleanest of Prime Ministers of India (Vajpayee) and exonerating Manmohan Singh and Chidamabaram in 2G scam," she said, referring to the JPC draft report.

On terrorism, she said BJP had demanded that the Congress -led UPA government stop talks with Pakistan unless the neighbouring country roots out terror camps there.

"Inspite of incidents like 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Bangalore bomb blasts and beheading of an Indian soldier at the border, the UPA government continues to engage talks with Pakistan," she rued.

She also alleged that the Congress has adopted a strategy of shifting blame on its allies whenever it came under attack for corruption.

"In 2G scam, it blamed A Raja. It blamed Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel for problems of price rise and civil aviation. The Congress also blamed Mamata Banerjee until she withdrew support (to UPA government). But it shifts blame on the Prime Minister when the government is in the line attack and gives clean chit to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi," she said.

PTI

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