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PM should resign, says Sushma

india Updated: Mar 29, 2011 22:23 IST

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Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister for allegedly failing to stem corruption in his ministry.

Addressing an election rally, Swaraj said the Prime Minister should resign on moral grounds as he had failed to punish the corrupt ministers involved in the various scandals hitting the government in the recent past.

BJP, she said, was seeking mandate on the plank of good governance.

"Unprecedented price hike has hit hard the common people during the UPA regime ... The common man has been affected and there was no question of Congress getting mandate again from the voters," she said.

She sought a clarification from Congress on remarks by AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh that Hindus who had to flee Bangladesh due to religious persecution after the cut-off date of 1971 had no right to stay in the country.

"The statement was unfortunate ... BJP is for granting refugee status to the Hindu migrants who were forced to flee Bangladesh due to religious persecution," she added.