New Delhi, Jan 28 (UNI) The Congress Party today dismissed as "unsolicited" the advice of the BJP that the ruling UPA also announce its Prime Ministerial candidate for the next general election.
"Let the BJP and its President Rajnath Singh set their house in order rather than giving us unsolicited advice," AICC Spokesman Abishek Manu Singhvi told mediapersons, reacting to the statement of the BJP challenging the Congress to announce its Prime Ministerial candidate.
On the BJP Executive Committee's criticism of the Congress-led UPA government, he said : "having failed on all fronts as the Opposition party, the BJP has decided to forget its own failures and divert the attention by attacking the UP a government ." "They are perhaps doing this while living in their own dream world and presuming that they will form the next government,'' he said.
In this context, Dr Singhvi asked if the BJP had introspected at the meeting about the number of days and precious time of the Parliament it had wasted due to its negative and obstructionist tactics.
"Have they introspected whether this was anti-nation building and not destructive and dilatory," he asked.
Dr Singhvi said "irresponsible opposition can never be a responsible government." He said the BJP remained issueless and directionless after having lost in the elections a few years ago.
After their setback in 2004 electiions, the BJP had repeatedly made public display of battle of egos in the party. However, they were now into a dream world after the BJP's victory in the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
He said the sudden flurry of activities in the BJP were nothing but a stage-managed one to present Mr L K Advani before the people.
"It is a Confidence Building Measure (CBM) designed by the BJP to deal with the insecurities of the Prime Minister-in-waiting (Mr Advani) who has waited for decades and is destined to wait for eternity." UNI SH SK VC2110