New Delhi: BJP on Thursday attacked the Congress
for "lack of governance" in the states ruled by the party and
warned of public outrage on the streets in case it did not
respond to the call of the people.
"It is no more an isolation. The Congress party whereever
they are in governance, whether Andhra Pradesh, Manipur,
Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, does not seem to be
governing. It is only covering up for scandals," said BJP
spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman.
She said "we issue a warning that if it does not respond
to the call of the people, and especially so where it is
having a bearing on industry and agriculture in so many
states, the sense of outrage of the people is not going to
take too long to come on the streets."
The BJP leader also talked about the power crisis
engulfing the southern states due to the "mishandling" of the
situation in Andhra Pradesh, which led to closure of power
plants in the wake of the Telangana agitation.
"At least six southern states are facing severe power
crisis due to this situation," she said.
She also charged the Congress-NCP government in
Maharashtra with inaction in implementing power generation
agreements, which has led to severe power crisis. She
estimated a 10,000 MW shortage of power in Andhra Pradesh and
6,000 MW shortage in Maharashtra today.
The BJP leader added Congress owed an explanation to the
people as there was "absence of a committed good governance
agenda in Congress-ruled states".