BJP spokesman calls Prime Minister a 'glorified caretaker'

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New Delhi/Raipur, Apr 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Ravishankar Prasad has called Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh a "glorified caretaker".

"With lot of pain, we have to say this that Manmohan Singh is at best a glorified caretaker of the Prime Minister's post who is keeping the seat warm for other members of the family. This has been proved again and again," Prasad said in New Delhi.

Prasad said that India needs a Prime Minister who rules from the front and is not a stopgap caretaker.

BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani and Dr. Singh have been locked in a war of words during campaigning, especially over the fact that Advani has labelled Singh a 'weak' Prime Minister.

Singh has lashed back by saying that he should be judged by his actions and not the rhetoric voiced by Advani.

Joining the issue, a young generation leader of the Congress party said that Dr. Singh has proved his statesmanship with his able stewardship of the landmark India-US civilian nuclear deal.

"An example of strong leadership and decisive government is when Manmohan Singh for the future of the country and for the sake of nuclear deal had put himself and government on stake.

He put his own post on stake saying that in any condition he won't compromise with the future of the country even if he needs to resign from his seat. This is an example of decisive government," Jyotiraditya Scindia said Raipur. (ANI)

Road accident sparks violence in Agra|National[Agra{Agra, Apr 15 (ANI): Angered by the death of a man by a state roadways bus, residents took to the streets in Agra.They blocked the national highway and pelted stones on the bus and even burnt objects.The police have taken the bus and the conductor in their custody but are still on the lookout for the driver, who is absconding."A roadways bus hit 18-year-old Dheeraj, a cyclist. From initial investigations, it seems the driver of the bus was at fault as it hit the man. Action will be taken against the miscreants.We also plan to install barriers on the road to slow down the vehicles," said Prem Prakash, Inspector General of Police (IG).The District Magistrate has announced a relief of 20,000 rupees for the victim's family.

An appeal has also put in to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati asking for rupees 500,000 as relief for the family. (ANI)

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