Lashing out at the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh BJP Chief RajnathSingh Saturday said, BJP is not disrupting the Parliament. We are playing the role of a watchdog. We cannot stay silent when each day charges of corruption are leveled against the congress led UAP govt, Rajnath Singh Saturday told reporters while addressing a press conference in Jammu.
In his opening remarks BJP President targeted the PM by saying no where in the world any head of the govt has ever blamed the opposition party for an economic crisis in their country but here Prime Minister has blamed the opposition party for economic crisis facing the country.
Addressing a media conference in the compnay of senior party leaders Rajnath Singh said the UPA govt has failed to respond appropriately to tackle the impending economic crisis in the country. He said PM may have shifted the blame on BJP for disrupting the Parliament but in reality it is the congress led UPA govt which is responsible for the logjam in the Parliament.
Expressing serious concern over the prevailing economic crisis in the country Rajnath Singh said in comparison to other Asian countries the value of Indian rupee has come down vs dollar.
He said we are facing grim situation similar to what was witnessed in 1991 when the Indian govt had to mortgage gold reserves to deal with balance of payment crisis.BJP Chief also ridiculed PM for coining a new formula of shifting blame on the opposition for their failure on the economic front.
Singh said no govt in Independent India has ever faced serious charges of corruption compared to UPA govt in power.He said in Parliament PM has washed off his hands over the missing coal gate files but i want to ask if you are not the custodian of the files then who is the custodian of those files. he said the govt must fix an accountability of those who were responsible for missing files.
Earlier in the day addressing a day long workers convention BJP President Rajnath Singh demanded India should lower the status of its diplomatic relations with the neighbouring country in light of recent ceasefire violations by it.
“Government of India should lower the status of its diplomatic relations with Pakistan till it mends its ways and stops ceasefire violations, cross-border firing and attacks on forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir,” Singh said here at a party convention.
Lashing out at Pakistan for cross-border terrorism and violations of the border truce between the two countries, Singh said, “The UPA Government has failed to give a befitting reply to Pakistan.”
He condemned the PM’s decision to go for a dialogue with Pakistan in the wake of recent cases of killing and decapitation of Indian soldiers by Pakistan forces.
Expressing concern over communal clashes early this month in Kishtwar, Singh said it was important to ensure the security of the minorities living there.
He called for compensation to be paid to traders in Kishtwar for losses suffered by them during the clashes.
The BJP stands solidly behind the minorities in the State and will continuously struggle to strengthen nationalist forces in the State, Singh said.
He hit out at the Omar Abdullah Government for allegedly encouraging anti-national forces and failing to deliver good governance to the people of the state.
He also called for nomination of candidates from amongst the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to the 24 seats in the state Assembly which have been reserved for them but are lying vacant. “If BJP comes to power, it will grant citizenship rights to the refugees,” he said.
On the occasion four persons joined the party and were welcomed into the party fold. They included Prof. Hari Om, Sanjay Choudhary and Puran Chand.
Earlier, on his arrival at the venue, Rajnath Singh, alongwith other leaders National General Secretary J.P. Nadda, MP & J&K Prabhari Avinash Rai Khanna, State President Jugal Kishore Sharma, Leader of Legislative Party Ashok Khajuria, former State Presidents Dr. Nirmal Singh and Shamsher Singh Manhas, Seh-Prabhari S. R.P. Singh, MLAs Sukhnandan Kumar and Sham Choudhary lighted the traditional lamp and was presented bouquet and Dogra pagri by the State President. He was also felicitated by Kissan Morcha, Mahila Morcha, Yuva Morcha and SC Morcha besides Ladakh students organization. The state party leaders also felicitated the other national leaders.
The proceedings of the sammelan were conducted by State General Secretary Kavinder Gupta.