No faults in functioning of BJP govt: Amar
SULTANPUR, DECEMBER 1
Former Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Monday praised the six months of Narendra Modi-led BJP government in power, saying that he can find no shortcomings in its functioning until now. “Inflation has been controlled ever since Modi government came to power, prices of petroleum goods have come down and seeing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, I cannot find any shortcomings (in its functioning) till now,” Amar Singh who was here to attend a wedding function told newspersons.
“70 per cent turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is an evidence that terrorism is also under check in front of the works,” Singh said.
Singh, who had recently met BJP leaders, said his meetings with senior leaders of any party is not indicative of his joining that party but of personal relations with other leaders.
“Going to BJP leader LK Advani’s house on his birthday is because of my personal relations with him,” he said.
Terming the Akhilesh Yadav-led UP government as a “failure”, he alleged the SP government had failed to check the “corrupt” bureaucrats. “The corrupt bureaucrats at the helm in previous Mayawati government and who are facing SIT inquiries, are today close to the Akhilesh government,” he said .
Amar Singh claimed before the Rajya Sabha elections he had given details of corruption in Noida authority to Akhilesh Yadav and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for inquiry by any state agency but they got it probed by the Income Tax department for gaining political mileage which proved the lax attitude of state government.
TMC targets BJP President
Trinamool Congress on Monday launched an offensive on the Bharatiya Janata Party in Parliament and held a rally in Kolkata to counter the saffron party president Amit Shah’s criticism of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday.
Facing heat over the Saradha scam, Trinamool targeted the BJP inside as well as outside Parliament by alleging that a diary of jailed Sahara group chief Subrata Roy contained the name of a senior leader of the saffron party, leading to clashes and a walkout.
Placard-wielding Trinamool MPs held a demonstration outside Parliament demanding a probe into alleged links between Shah and the Sahara money laundering case.
Trinamool sought to corner the ruling party in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha by displaying symbolic red diaries.
The Trinamool members alleged the diary was recovered from Sahara chief Subrata Roy by the Central Bureau of Investigation during searches at Sahara’s office and claimed it contained the name of a BJP leader.