Govt directionless, alleges BJP brass

New Delhi, May 22 | Updated: May 23 2007, 05:30am hrs
The UPA governments failure to curb rising prices became the central theme of a chargesheet issued by the main Opposition, BJP, on Tuesday. The Opposition sought to put the ruling coalition on the mat for its non-achievements and failures on the occasion of the latters third anniversary.

Accusing the Manmohan Singh government for bringing dismay to the aam aadmi (common man), the BJP alleged that the UPA rule was faceless, directionless and spineless and led by a Prime Minister who had no say in his cabinet.

A 66-page chargesheet UPAs Three Years, Aam Aadmi's (common mans) Tear Years said the government had failed to deliver on all fronts, including national security. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, BJP president Rajnath Singh said prices had hit the roof and the common mans problems had not been mitigated. The aam aadmi has been hardest hit during its regime with prices of of essential commodities shooting through the roof, Singh told reporters. Rising prices of all essential commodities like wheat, rice, pulses, oil, vegetables, petrol, diesel, cement has adversely affected the living standards of the masses, the BJP chargesheet said adding the UPA converted Indian economy from a state of surpluses to a state of scarcity.

The BJP also targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi, describing her renunciation as a drama and had a dig at her, saying price rise does not come down by writing letters. Housing loan rates, which had come down to 6% during the NDA regime have doubled to 12% resulting in slow down in housing industry, it said.

Accusing UPA with compromising national security, the chargesheet said, Abandonment of POTA without any substitute stringent anti-terror law has emboldened terrorist organisations resulting in increase in terrorist attacks.