Rajnath joins Sonia on NDA performance

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{image-Rajnath singh01_16122007.jpg www.oneindia.com}Chandigarh, Dec 16: Countering the charges levelled by Congress president Sonia Gandhi against the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, BJP chief Rajnath Singh today claimed that it was the NDA that was responsible for the transformation of India from a regional to a global power." It was the NDA's vision to progress that was responsible for making India a major economic power", he said referring to Ms Gandhi's speech during her election rallies in Himachal Pradesh on Dec 15 in which she had said that the NDA lacked vision and the BJP had made no contribution to the freedom struggle.

'' If we had no vision then how did we keep the prices of essential commodities in check during the NDA-rule'', he said while talking to mediapersons here before his departure for HP to take part in the electioneering. Pointing out that the UPA-government had yet to acceed to his demand for a White Paper on the price rise, Mr Singh said ''perhaps their is a fear of being exposed that prevents the government from coming out with the truth''.

Referring to the BJP's (Jan Sangh) contributions in the freedom struggle, Mr Singh said that the entire nation had fought the British under the banner of the Congress. It was the Congress that ignored the advice of Mahatma Gandhi to dissolve the party after India attained independence, he added.

'' In the last 60 years, the Congress has floated the 'sense of fear' theory to woo the Muslims'', he claimed. The BJP believes in instilling a sense of confidence amongst all sections of society and not creating fear in the minds of any particular community, he added.

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