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BJP 'chargesheets' UPA Govt on five counts

delhi Updated: May 22, 2008 21:12 IST

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BJP on Thursday ridiculed the UPA government on completion of four years in office by bringing out a parallel "list of achievements" of the Congress-led coalition, which included "betrayal" of the common man.

The party listed the "achievements" of the government as "bartering" of national security for votes, "imperiling" food and economic security, "devaluing" the office of the Prime Minister and other institutions and "sanctifying" corruption.

"The stark truth about four years of the government is its failure on all fronts, compounded by its betrayal of the common man in whose name the Congress had sought votes," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

The BJP came out with its parallel "list of achievements" of the government on a day the UPA celebrated completion of four years in office with the Prime Minister hosting a dinner to coalition partners and Left allies.

In a sarcastic remark, Prasad said while ministers and leaders of the UPA attend the grand dinner, crores of ordinary Indians will be eating less than their normal meagre intake because skyrocketing prices have eaten into their per capita food consumption.

"The UPA government's failure to check spiralling inflation, which is robbing the paltry earnings of the common man, has imperiled their economic and food security," he said, while noting that apart from the poor, price rise has also hit the urban middle class.

The "list of achievements" came a day after the party identified stifling inflation, rise in terror attacks, collapse of agricultural sector and brakes on infrastructure development as the legacy of four years of UPA "misrule".