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UPA govt responsible for India's economic crisis: Rajnath

india Updated: Aug 04, 2010 18:14 IST

Former BJP president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the country was facing an economic crisis due to mismanagement and wrong policies of the Congress led UPA government.

"The UPA government has failed to formulate reasonable economic policies to tide over the difficult economic situation facing the country," Singh told reporters.

Spiralling prices of essential commodities has made the survival of common man extremely difficult, added Singh, who is in the city on a one day visit.

Launching a scathing attack on the Central government, the senior BJP leader alleged that the UPA government had failed on all fronts.

"The insensitivity of the UPA regime coupled with economic mismanagement has forced the opposition parties to disrupt Parliament for a week to make the government take a serious note of the existing inflationary environment, Singh said.

During the six years of NDA rule, inflation in primary commodities was only 2.8 percent and foodgrain prices actually registered a decline of 2.3 percent. But, inflation rate in food grains is presently above 10 percent, he said.

The UPA government should stop passing the buck on the issue of price rise and focus on providing effective solution to this mounting problem, he added.