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UPA has failed on all fronts: Rajnath Singh

February 04, 2013 09:15 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government has failed on all fronts and was not doing anything to help the common person.

"There is hardly any area left in which this government at the Centre has not failed," Singh said during a press conference.

The Union government has not been able to control inflation or provide internal and external security, he said.

Referring to the killing of two Indian soldiers on the Line of Control, Singh said while India's neighbouring countries including Pakistan are doing serious things, the Centre is not doing enough in that regard.

"The Pakistani army killed two Indian soldiers. However, the Indian government's response to it was neither adequate nor effective," he said.

The government had also failed in curbing Naxal and terror activities in the country, he added.

After the Mumbai terror attacks, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured there would be no talks with Pakistan unless those responsible for it were dealt with, he said.

"Nothing of the sort happened and there were times when India held talks with Pakistan," he said.  

Singh also criticised Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his statement accusing the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh of "conducting terror training camps to spread saffron terrorism".

"If one accepts Shinde's statement as true then even I and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan are terrorists," he said.

Stating that the issue of Shinde's remarks would be raised during the coming Parliament session, Singh sought to know why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were silent over the minister's statement.

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