UPA’s 9-year rule a story of failures: Rajnath Singh

BJP chief criticises Cong,UPA govt,saying there was little to show and celebrate in nine years of its rule.

Written by Express News Service | Hyderabad | Published: June 4, 2013 2:53:11 am

BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday criticised the Congress and the UPA government,saying that there was little to show and celebrate in the nine years of rule of the government. “The UPA has fooled the people of this country for nine years. What are reasons to celebrate: price rise? corruption? The fact is this government has failed on all the fronts,even diplomatic front. China has surrounded India and a country like Pakistan sends its soldiers to behead our soldier. They had no plan to counter the Maoist threat. They promised Telangana but are dragging their feet. They are saying there is a cold war in the BJP,in fact it is the Congress which is facing a cold war within,’’ Singh said.

Flanked by senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu,Singh said that the BJP is in favour of passing the Food Security Bill with changes,and suggested that the government advance Parliament’s Monsoon session for a thorough discussion on this.

“We want the Food Security and Land Acquisition Bills passed with some changes. We are ready for a debate on both. Instead of rushing through,the government should advance the Monsoon session so that there is a proper discussion and debate,’’ he said.

On Telangana issue,Singh said,“If we come to power we will ensure that Telangana state is created within a year. That is our commitment to the people of Telangana. The BJP has always fulfilled it promises made to people and we will fulfil Telangana promise.’’

Singh later held an hour long meeting with senior leaders including M Venkaiah Naidu and state BJP president G Kishan Reddy. Sources said that Singh asked the party to prepare to contest in at least 10 Lok Sabha seats in next year’s elections and aim to win at least five seats. He also told the state BJP leaders that if the party campaigned hard,they could win a sizeable number of Assembly seats also.

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