BJP to highlight UPA govt's 'failures' at National Executive meet

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) With the stand-off between the UPA and the Left over the Indo-US nuclear deal triggering speculation about the possibility of a mid-term poll, the BJP will leave no stone unturned to 'expose the failures' of the Manmohan Singh Government at its National Executive meet at Bhopal during September 21-23.

BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said the party would highlight the misdemeanours of the administration, from its 'appeasement' policies to bolster slipping vote base, ignoring terrorist threats faced by the country, to the talk of granting Muslims first rights over the country's resources.

The poor people and farmers in the rural areas had got a raw deal and the rich-poor divide actually widened during the UPA regime, Mr Javadekar alleged.

He said Special Economic Zones had become an instrument to wrest land from farmers and the Executive would pass a resolution called 'Gaon, Garib and Kisan' to highlight the troubles faced by farmers unable to repay debts.

Mr Javadekar said while wheat imports this year had reached 'scandalous proportions', he had sought the help of the Agriculture Ministry to provide details of utilisation of 45 lakh tonnes of wheat imported last year.

Our understanding is that the quality of this imported wheat was so bad that there were no takers for it. The Government, despite forcing the people to buy this bad quality grain, was unable to sell it through the public distribution system. ''It had to be destroyed'', he claimed.

On whether the issue of leadership would figure in the meeting, he said many issues were likely to figure in discussions and the media would be duly informed of them.

The issues of 'lapses' by the government on the Indo-US nuclear deal and the Ramsethu would also figure in the discussions, he said.

He however, avoided to disclose whether the BJP would launch an agitation on the Ramsethu as the issue was under the aegis of the Ramsethu Raksha Manch which had been spearheading the agitation right from the beginning.

Mr Javadekar said the Executive, which would commence its proceedings with Party President Rajnath Singh's address, would concentrate on the UPA Government's 'failures' in its three day deliberations. The commonman was burdened by spiralling prices of essential commodities and inflation while terrorists continued to wreak terror at will, he said.

He said though attacks took place during the NDA regime also, security forces managed to gun down terrorists whereas the perpetrators of the blasts in Mumbai trains, Malegaon and Hyderabad were still at large.

He said the party would consider for disussion senior leader Sushma Swaraj's report of providing 33 per cent reservation to women in party posts once it was ready.


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