Cabinet reshuffle a damp squib: BJP

BJP workers
Shimla, Oct 29: BJP on Oct 28 termed the reshuffle in the Union Cabinet as a damp squib and alleged that the UPA government has failed on all fronts and the country has seen biggest scams and highest inflation during the last eight years.

"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is losing his credibility with each passing day and the country has never seen a prime minister who has a tall stature as an economist but despite his expertise in the field, country is facing the worst economic crises," National spokesperson of BJP Rajiv Pratap Singh Rudy said.

The tenure of UPA-II was full off "economic disasters and marked by abject failure to arrest inflation," Rudy said. Criticising the Centre for its policies, he said, "the capping of subsidised LPG cylinders to six would lead to black marketing and artificial shortages would be created."

Commenting on the reshuffle in Union Cabinet, Rudy said it was a "damp squib" and exercise in futility. Rudy said Congress has lost people's mandate and confidence of its allies over the issue of corruption in the run-up to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

On charges of corruption against BJP president Nitin Gadkari, Rudy said he has volunteered to face any inquiry into the allegations against him.

He expressed confidence that BJP would retain power in Himachal, sending a clear message to people to defeat the Congress-led UPA in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Rudy said people have their own local issues but massive corruption and price rise under UPA regime would also play an important role in deciding their choice.

He lauded the state BJP for promising supply of Induction heaters to people to mitigate the financial burden due to capping of subsidised LPG cylinders and said that it would benefit poor people as electricity was very cheap in the state.


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