New Delhi, May 22: Main opposition party -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit Manmohan Singh-led UPA government at a moment when it is all set to celebrated its 9th anniversary on Wednesday, May 22. It seems the BJP played the role a party-pooper for the PM and Congress President Sonia Gandhi who organised a lavish dinner party on Wednesday.
BJP senior leader Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, during a press conference, slammed PM and Mrs Gandhi and asserted that UPA leadership was divided and dubbed it a mere "failure".
Mocking PM over his nature, Sushma Swaraj said, "Dr Manmohan Singh is the PM but not the leader of the UPA. Allies sit with him in the Cabinet but look towards UPA chairperson (Sonia Gandhi) for solutions."
Continuing her statement, Swaraj said, "There is one-upmanship between the Congress party and the government. Prices of fuel were raised consistently and each time Sonia would bring the prices by a rupee or so. So the trend was that the difficult decisions were made by the government but the appeasement was done by the Congress."
Attacking the government over several corruption cases hurled against its leaders and ministers, Swaraj added, "There is mind-boggling corruption, figures that have never been heard of. The brunt of corruption is being borne by the common man in terms of inflation."
Meanwhile, Arun Jaitley said, "Never has the country seen such an atmosphere of gloom, cynicism and pessimism. This is all because the governance of UPA 2. They have the ego of being in power."
Speaking about BJP's PM candidate and future plans, Swaraj informed, "If we come to power we will take policy decisions which will bring relief to the common man," and added, "Wrong to say parties will not come with NDA, some of them were part of NDA till 2004."
"Parliamentary board will decide who will be the face of the party at an appropriate time, why are you so eager?" added Swaraj.
The Congress-led UPA ruling coalition completed its ninth anniversary and four years of its second stint in office on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi will unveil a report card to outline the work done by the government in the last one year and a 34-page report showcasing the achievements since 2004, when it first came to power.
Singh will address a select audience at his residence where he may mention the recent controversies that have plagued his government and efforts that have been made to counter the slew of corruption charges.