Denouncing the United Progressive Alliance government as a "failure" on all fronts, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday came out with a scathing "chargesheet" on its 10-year rule that accused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of being equally guilty of all ills by exercising authority without responsibility.
The party picked holes in the government's economic policies that brought "destruction", its policy on defence and national security, foreign policy and "neglect" of North-East, besides "undermining" of institutions including "compromising the dignity and integrity" of the office of prime minister.
"This government is a failure on all fronts. The legacy of UPA for a great country like India is a suffering India, insecure India, distressed India, depressed India and an India whose image stands tainted because of the shameless saga of scams and corruption," BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad.
This government will be remembered as the most corrupt government in Independent India, he claimed after releasing the "chargesheet".
Targeting the Congress leadership, Prasad said, "The BJP's first charge is Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are equally guilty of all the ills in India along with Manmohan Singh, because they wanted to exercise authority without accountability."
He accused the Congress leadership of a "deliberate, conscious devaluation" of the office of Prime Minister by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi where Manmohan Singh acted more like a CEO of a Board where they had controlling interest.
The BJP "chargesheet" concludes by saying, "The Congress-led UPA government has indeed been a disaster for this country. It has only left a legacy of suffering, agony, disappointment and hopelessness for the people of India. Its misdeeds in various fields have shaken the very foundation of the country."