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PM's reply on Prez address a disappointment: BJP

BJP today expressed disappointment over the reply of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the President's Address in Parliament and said there was no roadmap or clarity in the government on resolving serious problems facing the country.

delhi Updated: Mar 05, 2010 18:59 IST

BJP today expressed disappointment over the reply of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the President's Address in Parliament and said there was no roadmap or clarity in the government on resolving serious problems facing the country.

"The opposition was disappointed with the President's Address earlier and had expressed it then. We are further disappointed with the reply of the Prime Minister to it... There is no roadmap or concern for solving the serious problems of the country," Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said.

He listed issues like rising food inflation, threat to internal security from Left-wing extremists and government's foreign policy especially towards Pakistan to argue that Singh had not enumerated steps on solving India's major problems.

"Prime Minister has not talked about any steps that will be translated into action. Price rise cannot be tackled by cliches and templates of the usual nature," Jaitley said.

On the recent Maoists' demand for a ceasefire before talks with the government, he said, "Maoist violence has only increased after the ceasefire. It seems this was just a positioning exercise of Maoists. They are not serious about it... There is no clarity of the government on this issue."