Unfazed by the halt to the disinvestment process, Congress on Monday declared that economic reforms have not been put on hold and accused the BJP of attempting destabilisation through "rumours" of strains between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi.
"If there are reservations or objections, discuss the issues....And move ahead. The process of economic liberalisation and reforms is not going to be put on hold. We are confident all our (UPA) constituents will support," party spokesman Satyavrat Chaturvedi said.
Attacking the main opposition, he alleged that the BJP, which proclaimed itself as a nationalist party, was engaged in "designs" to bring political instability through "a series of rumours" unmindful of the fact what cost it would have on the economy, especially foreign investment.