UPA has lost confidence, PM must go: Advani

Alleging that the Congress-led UPA government was steeped in corruption and had failed to control inflation, BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should quit and hold fresh elections.

Updated: Aug 21, 2011, 23:47 PM IST

Nellore (AP): Alleging that the Congress-led UPA
government was steeped in corruption and had failed to control
inflation, BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday said Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh should quit and hold fresh elections, as the
ruling alliance has lost confidence of the people.

Advani, who was here to participate in a function, said,
"This government is totally corrupt. The Prime Minister has a
great reputation of being an economist. But the common man is
shocked to find that ever since this government has come to
power, prices have been going up and up."

A series of scams have come to light in the last few
years for which UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime
Minister should be held responsible, he said.

It is wrong to say that the UPA government has sent
corrupt leaders to jail, Advani said, adding that former
telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and Congress MP
Suresh Kalmadi were put behind bars because of the CAG report
and judiciary action.

PTI