New Delhi, Apr 12 : Condemning the Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's remark that supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were responsible for spiralling inflation, the party on Saturday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to come out with a categorical statement "whether a senior cabinet colleague who makes such bizarre statement is fit to continue in the Government."
The BJP also said that the UPA Government has stunned the nation accusing everyone and everything except themselves on their failure to rein the walloping inflation, which has touched an all time high of 7.41 per cent during their tenure.
"Union Minister Kapil Sibbal calls it a global phenomenon and dismisses it glaringly that the government does not have a magic wand. Digvijay Singh blames the states for hoarding and black marketing while Lalu Prasad Yadav calls it the handiwork of corrupt traders. Prithviraj Chavan charges that inflation is as an imported phenomenon. Spokesperson Manish Tiwari holds bird flu responsible for rise of fish prices in West Bengal and the East. Veerappa Moily holds the Olympics in Beijing solely responsible for rise of prices of Cement and steel in India," BJP National Spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in a statement.