Jamshedpur: Lambasting the Congress-led UPA government's failure to bring the economy back on the track, senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha on Monday said the Centre was suffering from "multi-organ failure".

"The government is suffering from multi-organ failure,” Sinha said.

Speaking on "Country’s condition and direction in the prevailing situation" organized by the City-based Jamshedpur Citizen Forum on Sunday night, Sinha expressed apprehension that the depreciation of rupee may touch Rs 70 mark as against US dollar unless urgent steps were taken for its recovery.

Describing the prevailing growth rate as ‘jobless growth’, the Centre has created only 27 lakh job opportunities during its tenure from 2004-09 against six crore job created by the Atal Bihar Vajpayee-led NDA government between 1999 and 2004.

To a query whether the trend of coalition government was responsible for the prevailing corruption in the country, Sinha strongly denied this saying the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government had miserably failed to handle the coalition government.

(Agencies)

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