"It is because of the conviction that this (UPA) government is now gone and a new government is coming in mid-May. Market knows the voice of the street," Akbar said.

The rise in share market index has nothing to do with the UPA government's performance, he said adding, if Narendra Modi-led NDA government comes to power the main focus would be on economic growth.

"The central theme of governance for the BJP-led NDA government is going to be economic growth. For us good governance means rising economy and peace in the country," the senior journalist who recently joined BJP told reporters here.

Criticizing the UPA government, Akbar said during its decade-long rule there has been an absolute collapse of economy and a sharp decline in employment.

"The only thing which has risen during the UPA rule is prices. UPA has sent the economy into hospital and now we have to rescue it from death," he said.

Hitting out at the Union Finance Minister, Akbar said P Chidambaram is the only finance minister in the country's history who has passed a no-confidence motion against himself.

"That is why he has no courage to go to fight elections in his own constituency," he remarked.


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