Chandigarh: Describing Congress as a divided
house where leaders speak in different voices over important
issues including corruption, the BJP on Sunday said having such a
party at the helm is deterimental for the country.
"Congress is a divided party where the Union Minister P
Chidambaram and General Secretary Digvijay Singh speak
different languages and on corruption issue there have been
differences in the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO)," BJP leader
Uma Bharti told reporters here before starting her campaign
for the assembly polls in Punjab.
She said having a party in power which is divided over
important issues like corruption can only "harm the interests
of the nation."
Bharti said on the issue of corruption, every poltical
party`s credibility is at stake.
"In the past few months there has been a social movement
against corruption," she said, adding, the Congress had been
using "uncontrolled" language on the issue.
Taking a dig at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi
for calling her an outsider in UP polls as she was from MP,
she said "Rahul had forgotten that his family too moved out of
Delhi to win polls in UP."
The former Madhya Pradesh chief minister, who has been
fielded as a candidate in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, said
rampant corruption and crime are the prime issues there and
the party with a clean image will emerge victorious.
She said the BJP will go it alone in UP and not forge
pre or post poll alliance with any political party.
She claimed the BJP`s record is clear on the issue of
corruption and the party will follow it in states where it
comes to power.
Bharti, who returned to BJP after a gap of five years,
said she was not averse to Mulayam Singh led Samajwadi Party
providing laptops to people. However, she said she would like
to know from where the SP will arrange the budget for the
She accused the Centre of having given so much money to
the "elephant" (BSP`s poll symbol) to allure the party for a
pre-poll alliance in Uttar Pradesh.
She said the SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab would break the
myth that no incumbent government repeats its term in the
"This (repetition of government has taken place in Madhya
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Gujarat) myth had already
been broken in the case of certain states," she said.
She said corruption is the biggest challenge before the
country and already a social movememt had been launched