BJP objects to PM's charge on fund misuse

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Bhopal, Nov 25 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party has taken exception to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh charging the BJP government of Madhya Pradesh with misuse of central funds through corrupt means saying why such ''allegation'' was raked up only during elections.

''In the past five years, several ministers of Congress and its UPA allies have lauded the performance of the BJP government on various aspects. Why allegations of corruption were levelled during poll time. Such charges were concocted and it was not expected from the prime minister'', senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj told reporters here today.

Winding up the party's pre-poll briefing at the BJP office here, Mrs Swaraj said Mr Singh's allegations lacked credibility as during the vote of confidence in Parliament, cash-for-vote scandal had broken out.

Holding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram for growing unemployment following recession, Mrs Swaraj claimed the Finance Minister had earlier acknowledged that they had inherited a sound economy from NDA.

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