UPA allies should wake up: BJP

BJP sought to hold UPA ally Mamata Banerjee equally responsible with Congress for price rise.

New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday sought to hold UPA ally
Mamata Banerjee equally responsible with Congress for price
rise and alleged that despite the opposition setting off
alarms, her party and other coalition partners were not waking
up to the "sins" of the government.

"Mamata Banerjee, who always talks about the rights of
the common man and the poor, is oblivious to price rise. We
hope she will show the same tenacity on the issue of price
rise as she did on the Indo-Bangladesh issue recently," BJP
spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.
He wondered why Banerjee had "mellowed down" after raising
the pitch on roll back of petrol prices.

"There were reports that Mamta is worried about price
rise. The country wants to know what happened to her worries,"
Hussain said, adding that the people will not spare the UPA
allies and will ask them how prices were rising while they
held plum portfolios.
The main opposition maintained that Banerjee was not
expected to give "sermons" as she was doing these days but to
take action. "UPA allies should join the fight against
corruption," Hussain said.

The BJP charged that the "burden of sins" of the Congress
government due to price rise was increasing by the day and the
allies were to be equally blamed for this.

"BJP is setting off alarms to awaken the UPA allies
even as the Congress makes different excuses everyday to avoid
taking action. Oaths and promises to fight corruption are mere
words for the government," Hussain said.

PTI

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