Naidu slams Cong for "silence" at AICC session

Hyderabad: BJP MP and senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu today criticised the Congress for its "complete silence" at the AICC session on burning issues that the country has been facing.

"Self praise, accusation, running away from responsibility and misleading the common man were the four-point formula adopted by Congress in its AICC session," Naidu told reporters here.

The Congress had no issues to discuss in its session as it has totally failed to control prise rise, curbing of terrorist violence and Naxal menace. It tried to divert people's attention from its failure, he alleged.

The BJP leader accused the ruling Congress by saying that it has become totally insensitive to the suffering of common man on whose name it got elected.

"In the AICC session senior leaders indulged in "self praise" and right from party president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and youth leader Rahul Gandhi have ignored to talk on basic problems of the country like price rise, terrorism and Naxalism," Naidu said.

"Instead of taking action against organisations involved in anti-national activities, Arundhati Roy and Geelani for their most objectionable speeches, the UPA government was making accusation on RSS which is a nationalist organisation," he said.

BJP state party chief G Kishan Reddy and former Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya were also present at the press conference.