BJP says warns of Egypt-like situation

The BJP said by admitting that corruption and inflation were a problem, PM has accepted the opposition charge of his failure and cautioned that if timely action was not taken India may soon witness an Egypt-like agitation.

Updated: Feb 05, 2011, 21:35 PM IST

New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday said by admitting
that corruption and inflation were a problem, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh has accepted the opposition charge of his
failure on these fronts and cautioned that if timely action
was not taken India may soon witness an Egypt-like agitation.

"We appreciate and understand the agony of the Prime
Minister expressed in his speech at the conference of Chief
Secretaries. Perhaps he forgot that he is the ruler and not a
Leader of the Opposition. Whom was he expressing this pain and
anguish to?" BJP spokesperson Tarun Vijay said.
He contended that by accepting that inflation and
corruption were a problem, the "Chief Executive (PM)" has
accepted the charges levelled against him by the BJP and the
opposition.

"Was he talking to people from Mars or Saturn? Or to
the people of India? An acceptance or an apology for not being
able to do what the people had expected of him in the last six
and a half years. A lame duck excuse for doing nothing for the
issues that he raised- corruption, inflation," Vijay said.
He alleged that Congress President Sonia Gandhi was
acting as a "Super Prime Minister" and should also be held
responsible for the state of affairs.

Vijay maintained that corruption and inflation were
not a gift from some "extra-terrestrial people.

"This is a creation of the Manmohan Singh government.
Dr Manmohan Singh`s governance, being controlled by Sonia
Gandhi, will be known in history which created a situation
when the wealth of India was looted more than what the British
did to us," Vijay said.

He insisted that the Prime Minister`s "anguish" makes
no sense now.

"For the first time he has accepted that there is
corruption and the people are very, very angry with this kind
of governance. The time will not be very far when angry,
frustrated and driven to the wall, the people of India would
create a bigger and more aggressive agitation against the desi
Hosni Mubarak`s than what we see in Cairo today," Vijay said.

PTI