New Delhi, Jan 19 (Agencies): Claiming that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did not get a free hand in effecting UPA II first ministerial reshuffle, BJP on Wednesday said the exercise has "failed" to show the government's resolve to fight corruption.

"The reshuffle has failed to show the government's resolve to fight corruption...The only message one gets is that even today, the PM is not able to effect a reshuffle by rising above pressure. He has failed on the expectations of the people," BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

He alleged the government was not capable of giving any political message.

"No brave efforts were made to remove those against whom there were talks (of corruption) or those whose names have appeared in (Niira Radia) tapes. The Prime Minister has only sent his ministers from one building to the other," he said.