“India today appears to be on the brink of what might be a protracted recession. Over the last few months the so-called economic boom bubble of the UPA government has literally burst. Be it the share market, high growth rate, booming economic activity in the manufacturing, services or agricultural sectors, all macro-economic indicators have dramatically slowed down, begun to show declining trends and painting a gloomy picture of our economy?, said Shri Rajnath Singh at a press conference in Bengaluru on January 27.
Today the country is going through this difficult phase because we have a paralysed and directionless Congress-led UPA government at the centre for over four and half years. The pathetic performance of the UPA government has created an unprecedented situation of chaos in critical areas of governance. Be it the continuous acts of foreign-sponsored terrorism and a vitiated atmosphere of internal security, economic downslide, problems in agricultural sector and farmers suicides, rising unemployment especially in the unorganised sector, the Congress-led UPA government has lacked in both ideas and initiative to find solutions to any problem. With every passing day the problems facing the nation are scaling upwards, Shri Singh said.
?The Congress Party has a history of coining attractive slogans to befool the public and then doing nothing before coining another slogan to divert the attention of the people from their actual performance. The garibi hatao slogan of the 1970s achieved nothing. After coining Indira lao desh bachao, the country in fact plunged into the vortex of terrorism. The ikkisvi sadi ki oor during the tenure of Rajiv Gandhi needs to be viewed against the backdrop of the massive scandals such as Bofors, HWD submarine scandal that followed. Now the much touted Congress ka haath aam admi ke sath, clearly shows the Congress has only made illusionary promises and delivered nothing. In fact the plight of the touted aam admi of the Congress Party is clearly there for all to see. With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, one should not be surprised if the Congress dumps its aam plank and coins yet another slogan to confuse another section of society,? stated Shri Singh.
Talking about the 26/11 incident in Mumbai Shri Rajnath Singh said it was not just another terrorist incident. It was nothing less than an open war on India and this should be dealt with in the same spirit. However, despite clinching evidence about Pakistan'srole in this attack, nothing concrete has emerged over the last two months. All that we witness is a cacophony of confusing and often conflicting statements emanating from various responsible quarters of the UPA government. The time for a war of words is over. The time is now for action.
Shri Singh further said that the BJP is confident that the people of India will completely reject the directionless Congress-led UPA government and elect a responsive NDA government at the centre. In the six years of NDA rule we displayed to the entire nation that we indeed can solve the problems facing the country and in Shri LK Advani we have a prime ministerial candidate with the experience to do so.
Talking about Karnataka he said today the state has both a credible and stable government sensitive to the people'saspirations. Our party'svision is to transform Karnataka into a model state of good governance and development that not only outshines all other states in South India on every parameter of socio-economic development but also emerges as a shining beacon for other states of the country to emulate. ?I am confident that under the dynamic leadership of Shri BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka will achieve this target in the shortest possible period of time,? said Shri Singh.
?I am also satisfied to note that the Karnataka government has already initiated strong action against the unacceptable act of hooliganism that took place in Mangalore. The BJP condemns this incident in totality. However, it is unfortunate that our political opponents and the so-called secularists suffer from a ?RSS-BJP phobia?. They tend to level allegations without even verifying the facts,? said Shri Rajnath Singh.