Leaders of the Opposition in the two Houses of Parliament Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley on Wednesday rejected the Prime Minister's charge that the Opposition was trying to force a mid-term poll and make things difficult.
“We do not have the numbers to destabilise the government. We do not even need to destabilise the government. It is collapsing under its own contradictions," Jaitley told a press conference here.
Swaraj added that the charges against the government were coming from agencies such as the CAG and not emanating from the Opposition, which was just raising these issues once they cropped up.
She said, "As a responsible Opposition, we are asking questions. But they are blaming us..." She added that if there would be mid-term polls, these would be because of the government's own doings, and that it could not be the majboori (compulsion) of the people to suffer a tainted government.
The PM had accused "forces" of trying to destabilise the government and said a "restless opposition" was trying to force midterm polls.
Jaitley attacked the PM's expression of faith in his Cabinet, saying he should come across as the protector of truth and not of tainted ministers. Swaraj said the government was having a dubious definition of “coalition dharma”.