"It is the most disappointing, frustrating statement that the Prime Minister has chosen to give," BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said.

"The country is facing a crisis of credibility. And that credibility gap will not be bridged by this statement," he said.

Sinha charged the Prime Minister with not extending the courtesy of listening to the Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj. "The Prime Minister left in a manner as it we were all idle people sitting in the Lok Sabha. We believe that he has insulted the opposition and the House the way in which he left the House after finishing his speech. He did not extend courtesy to the Leader of the Opposition who stood up to speak," he said.

Sinha said that Swaraj probably wanted to say that there should be a structured discussion on the issue in the Parliament. "That is why the Leader of Opposition got up and said that we are hurt by this attitude of the Prime Minister and that is why we are boycotting the Parliament," he added.

Sinha said there was nothing new in Singh's speech and the government has been consistently trying to save itself by deflecting blame. "Even today, if one sees the common element in Prime Minister's statement, it is that there is a global crisis and we are also affected by it," he said.


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