BJP ready to face mid-term polls: Venkaiah Naidu
Published on Mar 18, 2012 8:00 am IST

Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party was ready to face mid-term elections in the country.

Addressing a press conference here at the State BJP Headquarters at Nampally, Venkaiah Naidu said that although the BJP was not demanding mid-terms polls, but it was gearing up to face the same. Describing Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh as a ‘wingless bird’, he said that the UPA-2 has completely failed on all fronts.

Venkaiah Naidu said that the Centre’s UPA-2 Government has become so weak that it was unable to implement any decision on its own. He said that Central Government was being forced to rollback its decisions fearing withdrawal of support by its allies. The government is unable to implement its decisions on the Railway Budget, NCTC, petrol prices or cotton prices due to the pressure of its allies.

The BJP leader said that although there were no immediate chances of mid-term polls, but the party was ready to face them whenever they happen. He said all anti-Congress parties were welcome to join the National Democratic Alliance.

Speaking about the Union Budget, Venkaiah Naidu said that the Centre has allocated only Rs 22,000 crore for the agriculture sector which was not sufficient. He said that it was due to centre’s negligence that the agriculture, as a profession, has lost its shine and became a non-profitable business.

Venkaiah Naidu said that the two per cent hike in Service Tax and Excise Duty would eventually lead to increase in prices of several essential commodities and other products. (INN)


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