Dehradun: The BJP on Tuesday alleged the Congress had become synonymous with corruption with the party smashing its own record in graft with each new scam.

"The Congress has broken its own record in graft with each new scam. So much so that it has become synonymous with corruption," BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar told reporters here.

"The issue of corruption at the back of inflation has always toppled governments at the Centre and this is what is going to happen again (in 2014 LS polls)," he said.

"Corruption was the issue in 1975-1977 which saw the ouster of the Congress government. It was again an issue during Rajiv Gandhi's time in 1987 and his government was overthrown in 1989. History is going to repeat itself in 2014," the BJP leader said.

Exuding confidence the BJP would romp home with massive mandate both in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, he said "the Tehri bypoll result in Uttarakhand is a pointer to what lies in store for the Congress in these states."

"The defeat of the Congress in Tehri is not an exception. It forecasts the downfall of the Congress in 2014 general elections," Javadekar said. Javadekar refused to comment when asked about growing pressure on BJP president Nitin Gadkari from within the party to quit following allegations of financial irregularities against him.

Alleging the Congress-led UPA government was pursuing anti-people policies, he said the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders was a result of party's indifference to problems of the common man.

"The BJP demands that every family should get at least 15 subsidised LPG cylinders per annum instead of just six and if voted to power at the Centre the party will lay down rules to ensure this," he said.

Javadekar, who was here to attend a programme of the LIC, said the BJP would vehemently protest more than 26 percent FDI in the insurance sector.

"We won't allow more than 26 per cent FDI in the insurance sector under any circumstance," the BJP spokesman said.

Reiterating his party's opposition to FDI in retail, he said foreign investment in the sector would increase the problem of unemployment making it more rampant.

(Agencies)

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