Jaipur, Apr 1: Former BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu today said prevailing crisis in the agriculture sector, spiral rise in prices of essential commodities had further eroded otherwise falling popularity and goodwill of the Congress and the BJP was heading to regain power at the Centre.
Talking to reporters here Mr Naidu said, "wrong policies" of the UPA government at the Centre had created severe crisis in the agriculture sector which precipitated in fall of crop production and destabilisation in farmers's economy. He said the country was exporting food grains till some years ago, was now forced to import wheat. The import was made at much higher price as compared to price paid to farmers of the country. Mr Naidu said farmers' loan waiver was also unlikely to repair the situation as this was a be-lated and be-little measure and was likely to prove to be counter productive both for the UPA government as well as the society.
The BJP leader added that "wrong policies" of the present government which lacked foresightedness and commitment, had led this critical situation and the Congress will pay for it in the next Lok Sabha and state elections.
Besides this, issues of price rise, UPA government's "soft policy" for curbing terrorism and appeasement policy would also be highlighted among the masses for ensuring the defeat of the Congress at the hustings.
Mr Naidu said that popularity, goodwill of the Congress was falling constantly for some years while the BJP was showing forward and upward trend.
Now the party was heading to win elections in Karnataka, Rajasthan, MP and other states where the elections were due to be held during the year, he said.
He pointed out that our Mission 2008 finally targeted to win back the power at the Centre in Lok Sabha elections due to be held next year.