BJP condemns PM's remarks on subsidy bill

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New Delhi, Jun 2 (UNI) Assailing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks the Government could not bear the subsidy bill to rise any further, the BJP today regretted the attitude of the UPA Government.

Senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister in the NDA Jaswant Singh said soaring prices and inflation are basically because of the failure of the administration and its inability to manage the available fiscal resources. The party was discussing the issue of price rise and inflation in detail at its national executive.

He said as a former Finance Minister he could say that he was concerned about the increase of fiscal deficit from Rs 300,000 crore during the NDA regime to Rs 450,000 crore. "This is a serious deficiency I can outrightly say," he remarked.

Mr Singh, however, said as far as a citizen of the country is concerned, he has no option but to bear the brunt but the Prime Minister and his government which is entrusted with the management of resources cannot abdicate their responsibilities.

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