New Delhi: In the wake of varying remarks by Union ministers Sushilkumar Shinde and P Chidambaram on Narendra Modi, BJP on Tuesday said Congress is going through a phase of depression fearing its days in power are numbered.
"One leader of the Congress (Chidambaram) said Modi is a tough challenge while the other (Shinde) is saying he is not a challenge... Congress is suffering from depression due to the fear of defeat in the Lok Sabha and the Assembly elections. The party needs to visit some good healthcare centre," BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
BJP maintained that the real challenge for Congress is corruption and bad governance that is being associated with its regime. In this scenario, the strong leadership and viable alternative provided by Modi and the BJP will end Congress misrule, the party said.
"Due to this, Congress is indulging in negative politics. It is busy making discordant and baseless statements due to the atmosphere of resentment in the country against the loot of public money, rising inflation, unemployment, terrorism and bad governance," Naqvi said.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi, he said they speak like monarchs- "Raja, Maharani and Yuvraj"- giving funds from their treasury to states for development.
"We would like to give some unsolicited advice to them- that they should change their speech writer. Instead of their arrogance and dictatorial attitude, the Congress leaders should explain why there is economic slowdown and why they have given a freehand to loot the coffers," Naqvi said.