UPA involved in sugar scam: Modi
Accusing top UPA functionaries of being involved in a sugar scam, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the BJP will disclose their names if voted to power.india Updated: May 06, 2009 23:30 IST
Accusing top UPA functionaries of being involved in a sugar scam, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the BJP will disclose their names if voted to power.
"In December, 2008, sugar was exported at Rs 12-15 per kg and three months later, sugar was imported at Rs 25-28 in view of shortage. But in fact, there was no shortage. This was a scam in which top UPA functionaries were involved", Modi told an election rally in Dehradun on Wednesday evening.
Promising that his party would expose the faces of the culprits behind the scam if voted to power, he demanded a clarification from the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard.
"The Prime Minister must clarify what the factual position is on this sugar scam," he said.
He also slammed the UPA government for allegedly importing sugar at a time when there was no shortage of it in the country. "Every woman understands well what is the total food requirement of the family members. But our Sonia Gandhi is indifferent to all this. Being a woman, she can understand what the total need of sugar is in the country, he said.
Reiterating his "weak PM" charge against Manmohan Singh he said it is being wrongly linked to the physical fitness of Singh. "But we are not discussing his health. We are discussing the office of the Prime Minister which has become weak considerably under the UPA," he said.
Taking a dig at the Prime Minister for not contesting the Lok Sabha election, he said "Our country needs an elected Prime Minister not a nominated one."
First Published: May 06, 2009 23:28 IST