Tamil Nadu, saying, "If Chidambaram is so sure of his political hold on Sivaganga, why he did not contest himself."
He said that the Congress leader has seen the crowd response a Hindi-speaking Modi was getting in Tamil Nadu during his meetings and it speaks of his popularity.
On Chidambaram's claim that there is no sovereign rating downgrade of India, Prasad said, "It is indeed a pity that the Finance Minister of a big country like India is seeking vicarious satisfaction that we are not being downgraded and there is no talk of upgrading. This nation wants to be upgraded."
He said the nation instead wants to know why there is price rise, corruption and lack of growth and development. "I regret to say it is very unfortunate".
To a question on whether Ram Janmabhoomi was still an issue for BJP, Prasad said, "This election is going to be fought on unemployment, price rise, lack of development or sense of insecurity in India and on the way the growth story of India has been mismanaged by the Sonia Gandhi-led government. That is the real agenda." On the Ramjanmabhoomi issue, Prasad said, "The court has decided and the matter is there. Ramjanmabhoomi is not an issue per se of this election."
On whether BJP sticks to its stand on constructing the Ram Temple at the stop, he said, "BJP has in its 1989 Palampur resolution already said that the Ram Temple will be contructed at the same spot and it is the truth."
Reacting to Chidambaram's remarks, Yashwant Sinah said, "My not fighting election is totally irrelevant to this issue. I am not fighting elections, therefore, it does not mean I would not say anything and would seal my lips.
"I will continue to attack this government even after this is gone, for the enormous damage it has caused to the country, to the people of India. They really deserve to be consigned to the dustbin," he said.