Ballia, Dec 26 (UNI) Congress general secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh today blamed the caste-based politics for political instability in the country.
Talking to newspersons here, Mr Singh said that such kind of politics would be detrimental to the country in the long run.
Mr Singh was here to canvass in support of party candidate Rajiv Upadhyay for the December 29 Ballia Lok Sabha bypoll.
He claimed that the state governments were taking the credit of Centrally-sponsored development schemes.
Castigating the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government, the senior Congress leader claimed that the Centre had allocated adequate funds to UP under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, but the regime was not utilising the same.
On the recent Gujarat debacle, he said the party state unit was responsible for the defeat of the Congress at the hustings.
''The party state unit failed to put the shortcomings of the Narendra Modi government and the achievements of the Centre before the people in the right manner,'' he noted.
On the contentious Nandigram issue, the former MP CM said the Left had created the Taslima Nasreen controversy to swerve the attention from the Nandigram issue.
Mr Singh upheld that the Indo-US nuclear deal was in the interest of the country and asked the Left to continue its support to the UPA government at the Centre.