BJP to highlight UPA-Govt failures in Budget session

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) The BJP plans to highlight in the coming budge session of Parliament the ''failures'' of the Congress-led UPA Government for allegedly not being able to implement its own mega infrastructure programmes like 'Bharat Nirman' and for failing to contain prices and inflation in the last four years.

Party spokesman Prakash Javadekar said the successful developmental programmes like Golden Quadrilateral, East West and North-South corridor -- linking the nooks and crannies of the country with world class roads -- had been dumped by the UPA.

''Even its own development version -- Bharat Nirman -- involving Rs 1,86,000 crore was nowhere despite the government completing four years in office,'' he said.

The government had promised mega projects for roads, potable water, power, school and health infrastructure under the Bharat Nirman programme in four years but the results were nowhere to be seen, Mr Javadekar said, adding that the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme was riddled with scandals and all the UPA promises were merely remained in slogans.

He said the BJP would also oppose the Government's move to extend President's rule in Karnataka in the name of holding elections under the new delimited Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies.

''The state would have to have its polls before May next without any further extension of President's rule, imposed in the state in November 2007,'' he said.

Assailing the Indo-US nuclear deal, Mr Javadekar said his party would question the government as the agreement would not only limit India's nuclear weapons capabilities but also make the country dependent on imported fuel, undermining the national interests and domestic nuclear programmes.

He also accused the UPA Government of failing to maintain law and order in the country, saying the terrorists and Maoists were choosing their targets and striking at will as the government was soft on terror.

''Even the convicted prisoner in the Parliament attack case was yet to be executed even after his petitions were rejected by the Supreme Court,'' he said, adding the mercy petition of the convicted prisoner, Mohammad Afzal, was pending before the government which was unwilling to take decision on the same to appease its vote bank.

He said the BJP Parliamentary Party and the NDA would take a final decision on the strategy to be adopted in the coming Budget session commencing Monday.


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