Bangalore: As UPA-II completed two years in office, the BJP on Sunday dubbed it the “most dishonest” government in the history of independent India and charged it with failing on fundamental issues of corruption and price rise.
“The two fundamental issues on which the UPA-II has completely failed are corruption and price rise,” senior BJP leader M Venial Nady told a news conference here. “The UPA-2 has been the most dishonest government in the history”.
It was an irony that a distinguished economist believed to be the most honest (Prime Minister Mammon Singh) was heading the most corrupt regime in independent India, he said.
“The 2G scam involving a sum of Rs 1,76,000 core, perhaps the biggest scam ever that took place in the country, is the biggest shame on the UPA-II,” Nady said.
“Scams are stupendous and stunning. The scams that have seen the light are the scam of export and import of food grains involving thousands of cores of money, the CG scam involving Rs 70,000 core, the IL scam, the S-band spectrum scam involving the PM, the Adara Society scam involving senior Army/AIS officers and ministers and startling and shocking telephone tapping to mobilise support and harass political opponents,” the former BJP President said.
Nady said the biggest failure of the UPA government had been its sheer inability to contain the spiralling price rise of essential commodities. The tremendous rise in food prices has hurt the poor the most, he said.
“For almost three years we had a double digit inflation in the Wholesale Price Index. The petrol prices have been raised 20 times in the name of rationalisation”, he said.
The BJP said the UPA’s regime is a “saga of betrayals”. “Its performance is shameful and scamful. Indecision, inaction, incompetence, irresponsibility and irreparable damage to the institutions are the hall marks of UPA-2,” he said.