UPA govt a super flop show: Gadkari

UPA-II started with lack of political judgment on Telangana, said Gadkari.

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday hit out at the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for failing to deliver on its promises, saying it had "turned out to be a super flop show".

Inaugurating the party`s national executive meeting here, he said the UPA-II government, which completed its first year last month, started with sheer lack of political judgment on the issue of separate statehood for Telangana.

Listing out the failures of the government, he said it had not been able to evolve a coherent strategy to overcome the Maoist menace, bring the women`s reservation bill in the Lok Sabha and grasp the gravity of the situation in Manipur, where an indefinite economic blockade by several tribal groups has hit normal life.

He said the government had promised to control prices of essential commodities in 100 days but the prices had increased by 100 percent.

"The Prime Minister promised double digit growth rate, instead the government has achieved double digit inflation," he said.

"The singularly most incongruent factor of the UPA regime is the fact that its administrative leadership lacks political will and its presiding political deity has no exposure to the intricacies of governance," Gadkari said in a veiled attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

"This has made things worse for the people of India and unfortunately no advisory mechanism can clear the mess that this has created. The integrity and the intentions of the government are thoroughly questionable," he added.

The two-day meeting is being attended by top party leaders including LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states.

Gadkari lauded the coalition government in Bihar for achieving 11 percent growth rate. The BJP shares power with the Janata Dal-United in the state.


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