Amid UPA's ally Trinamool Congress' veiled threat to pull out of the government over recent petrol price hike, BJP on Sunday said if Manmohan Singh rolls back the hike under pressure, the party's assessment of him being the weakest Prime Minister will become true.
"The BJP's assessment of Manmohan Singh being the weakest Prime Minister will come true if he rolls back the hike in petrol prices," BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
He said since the UPA government appeared to be unfazed to criticism by allies on the matter which would burn holes in consumers' pockets, "it is high time they should withdraw support (to the UPA) to prove they are pro-people".
On allegations levelled by an IPS officer about corruption in the fire department in Uttar Pradesh, Naqvi said "instead of looking into this, he has been sent to a trauma centre."
Political pressure to roll back the latest fuel price hike is mounting, including from within the ruling UPA coalition, with the Trinamool Congress holding out a veiled threat to pull out of the coalition if the measure was not rolled back.