Surajkund (Haryana): BJP Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA government on issues of corruption and price rise and alleged the present economic crisis as well as the one witnessed in 1991 were a result the policies of Congress.
The political resolution, moved at BJP national executive here its by the party`s Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad, accused the government of corruption, bad governance and step-brotherly treatment to non-Congress ruled states.
In its economic resolution discussed at the party national executive meeting here today, BJP charged Congress`s policies in the last eight years of its rule was responsible for the country`s current economic "crisis".
"When the Prime Minister spoke on television and radio recently after 30 months, people had expected that he will provide some relief. But instead he gave a weak justification for what he had done?.His speech was a disappointment," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
Recalling details of Manmohan Singh?s speech on September 21, Javadekar said the Prime Minister had mentioned the 1991 economic crisis three times.
"But for 11 years prior to 1991, there had been a Congress government at the Centre (except for a brief period when V P Singh was the PM). So, Congress` misrule for a decade resulted in the 1991 crisis.
"The BJP MP said if the crisis in 2012 reminds Congress of 1991, then the ruling party is responsible for it too as it has been in power since 2004", he said.
Charging that the UPA government is wrongly justifying its stand on FDI in multi-brand retail, BJP rubbished the claim that it is pro-farmer as it will remove middlemen, provide cold storage facilities which will save crops from wastage, and provide better transport.