New Delhi: Defending Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been under constant attack from the Opposition over the CAG report on coal mining and various other issues, UPA chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday made a scathing attack on the BJP and said that we will have to fight fiercely against such allegations which are part of a conspiracy.

"Opposition and some other anti-Congress forces are making false allegations against the Prime Minister. The economic problems affecting aam admi (common man) are a challenge before us. Non-Congress governments are not cooperating in policies and programmes formulated by the Centre. We have to strengthen our organisation for the coming elections in Lok Sabha and many other states," Sonia said while addressing the Congress working Committee (CWC) meeting on Monday.

The CWC meet comes at a crucial time as the Congress is at crossroads with a series of corruption allegations and weak economic condition having seriously dented the party’s image.

Sonia also blamed the BJP of unnecessarily targeting the party and leveling unsubstianted allegations against it.

"The opposition is making unfounded charges against us," she said in her address to the party's highest decision-making body, its Working Committee (CWC). She also referred to the challenges that confront the government include a worrying economic slowdown.  The growth rates announced last week for 2011-2012 were the lowest in nine years.

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