Opposition slams UPA's performance on third anniversary
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday slammed the Congress-led UPA-II government's performance on its third anniversary, saying it had nothing significant to show.
While CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said inflation was rampant and the economy was deteriorating badly, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said there was not a single concrete action taken by the government that had brought a smile on the face of the common man.
The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Tuesday completed three years of its second term.
"Not only growth rate, manufacturing is sluggish for second year running. On the question of tackling corruption, new scams are coming out," Yechury told media persons.
He said major initiatives announced by the government as its first 100 days agenda had not been fulfilled.
The UPA government had promised to bring the food security bill and the women's reservation bill in the first 100 days but that did not happen, he said. "Nothing of significance to improve people's lives happened."
BJP leader Prasad said India's growth story had been impacted and industry leaders were complaining about lack of decisiveness in the government.
He accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of "incapacity" to take decisions as "real power lies somewhere else".
Another BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said the government had nothing to celebrate about.
"Why is it holding the dinnerIJ This is a headless government, there are contradictions within the party, there is a tug of war with the allies... government has totally failed on economic front. Corruption is the government's gift to the nation," Hussain said.
He said: "We hope they do not flash manipulated data with big pictures in newspapers tomorrow, specially since they are following austerity. The government has done Ph in corruption. Dr. Manmohan Singh's government is the most corrupt government in the world."
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