New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) directly attacked Prime Minister on Wednesday for shielding Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on the 2G issue.

“The Prime Minister has distanced himself from ground realities,” said the BJP. "The PM has again defended and backed the Home Minister," said Arun Jaitley

"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was fully aware of the underpricing of 2G spectrum," alleges Jaitley.

The BJP escalated its attack on the UPA government and said how can the government ignore the 2G note.

“The UPA is not fighting corruption and is shielding Chidambaram,” said senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

Attacking the CBI, he said, “The CBI is also defending Congress leaders including the Home Minister.”

If there is any mid-term poll, it will be due to government's own "doings" and not "our asking", says BJP.

"The BJP does not need to destabilise the government, it is collapsing under its own contradictions. It also does not have the numbers," said Arun Jaitley.

JPN