New Delhi, Jan 14 (Agencies): Attacking Government over food inflation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the ‘economist’ Prime Minister had failed to control price rise and suggested that the Government should admit its failure.

"Food inflation is hitting the highest ever level in contemporary times while overall inflation is crossing nine per cent. The Prime Minister and his Government seems to be tom- tomming the GDP growth calling it as good. What good is such a growth which keeps away the common man from his daily rations?" BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy asked.

Charging that the UPA Government was ‘completely clueless’ about how to control price rise, he said, "The economist Prime Minister has proved a disaster."

The principal opposition termed as an ‘eyewash’ the actions taken by the Government to check prices.

Rudy claimed that in a recent Cabinet meeting Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told the Prime Minister that Commerce Minister Anand Sharma's actions have been totally opposite to what was intended.

"The state of the left arm not knowing the right arm's actions under the nose of the learned PM is proving costly for the nation and the public. Its time the PM stops hoodwinking and admits his failure to the nation," Rudy said.