Hardoi: BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Sunday
predicted the possibility of mid-term Lok Sabha polls, saying
the Congress-led UPA government had lost the trust of people
due to price rise and corruption.
"In 2009 Congress-led UPA government was formed, by 2010
it became unpopular, and in 2011 it has become infamous due to
rising price-rise and corruption... I think government will
not complete its tenure and there will mid-term polls,"
Swaraj said during the party`s `Jan Swabhiman Yatra` here.
Taking pot shots at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Swaraj
said being a woman she should understand problems of the
common women, who are facing problems due to price-rise.
"It`s unfortunate that our economist Prime Minister only
sees growth rate of the country and is not concerned with the
problems of the people due to rising inflation. This inflation
is due to faulty policies of the government and corruption,"
Swaraj said, adding the country "feels that his (PM) knowledge
of economic is a waste as he is heading the most corrupt
On the cash-for-votes scam, Swaraj said those who should
be honoured for taking up the matter were sent behind bars and
the government made them "villains".
"Whom Amar Singh had given money to? In law those who are
benefited with corrupt practises are equally culprit," she
The BJP leader alleged that whenever an issue is raised,
the prime minister "cleverly" puts the responsibility on
"When an issue of scam in purchase of aircraft is raised,
the finger is pointed towards Praful Patel. Similarly for
price rise, he shirks his responsibility to Sharad Pawar,"
Highlighting the plight of people in Uttar Pradesh, she
said that "crores of rupees were spent on parks here but not
on the welfare of people, who reside here".
On the possibility of BJP`s post-poll alliance, Swaraj
said she wanted to make it clear that the party was "not going
to ally" with any party after elections and it was working on
getting "absolute majority".
BJP leader Kalraj Mishra alleged that Mayawati government
had institutionalised corruption in its regime.
He said while "over Rs 13 thousand crores were spent on
construction of memorials and parks, nothing was done for the
development of the state".