Chandigarh, May 7 UNI | 3 months ago

The UPA government has failed the country so much that neither borders nor the women have been safe during the past decade, BJP leader Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal said here today.

Mounting attack on the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, Grewal, in a statement here said the outgoing government was so busy with corruption and scams that it did not bother to bring the bodies of the soldiers who were beheaded by Pakistani soldiers, it was only after the BJP put pressure that it agreed to ask Islamabad to hand over the bodies of the troops early this year.

Criticising the UPA for jeopardising internal security of the country, the BJP leader said it was due to the government's insipid attitude that the morale of terrorists and anti-national forces had bolstered and they were carrying out terror activities at will. He said whether it is the carnage in Assam or blast in a train in Tamil Nadu, terrorists are having a field day with the Centre unwilling to complete probe in an expeditious manner in such incidents. Mr Grewal said the Congress-led Government's entire tenure has been marred in corruption in which a number of ministers had to go to jails, he rued that the development took a back seat during the past ten years and industrial production came to a grinding halt, resulting in an alarming rise in unemployment rate. Charging the UPA government with bringing disrepute to the country and undoing all good works done by former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee, Mr Grewal claimed the country could move in a positive trajectory only if Narendra Modi-led NDA comes to power at the Centre. He said the Congress rout in Delhi, Chhatisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Assembly polls was only a beginning and the people of our country will punish it heavily in the Lok Sabha elections.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)