While BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has mounted political onslaught against the Congress in his election rallies across the country, BJP leaders stationed in Delhi have planned to corner the ruling party over alleged economic mismanagement during the UPA regime.
Addressing media persons here Saturday, as part of the plan, BJP deputy leader in Rajya Sabha Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “All the parameters of the Indian economy were fine when NDA left (in 2004) and gave a solid base. UPA could not even sustain the gains achieved by NDA. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should answer how the economy was destroyed under their regime.”
He read out statistics to blame the Congress-led government for price rise, unemployment and worsening industrial growth during the last 10 years.
It will be the turn of former finance minister Yashwant Sinha to target the UPA rule on the economic front on Sunday. The BJP’s attempt to bring the economic issues to the centrestage comes as it plans to unveil its election manifesto next week. BJP manifesto is slated to promise steps to revive the economy.