Chandigarh: Firing a fresh salvo at the UPA government, the BJP on Wednesday alleged there was an unease among its constituents over unilateral approach of the Congress-led dispensation and there was likelihood of some more partners walking out of the alliance.

"There is no consensus and the Congress is unilaterally proceeding on issues like the FDI in retail. After TMC's exit, an atmosphere is building up where other allies have started feeling the unease," BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said here.

She claimed parties like BSP and SP, who were supporting the government from outside, were also not "satisfied" with recent decisions of the government.

"Mulayam Singh is openly saying they will oppose FDI in retail. Mayawati says she will also take a call. The UPA government has been reduced to a minority and has lost moral right to rule," Sitharaman said.

After Trimanool Congress' departure, more allies might pull the trigger, she said.

Claiming the UPA government was struggling for its survival, the BJP leader expressed surprise over statements by UPA ministers P Chidambaram and Anand Sharma on country's economic growth.
On fresh charges levelled by activist Arvind Kejriwal against Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, she said "the BJP demands a comprehensive and fair inquiry by competent agencies like the Income Tax Department or the Enforcement Directorate into the entire affair."

She, however, said an independent probe into the matter under the Congress-led government was not possible as it had earlier "stonewalled" investigations into previous scams.

On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assertion of amending the anti-corruption law to root out graft, Sitharaman said he should first take action against his own "tainted" ministers under the existing law.

On Sonia Gandhi visiting a rape victim in Jind district in Haryana, Sitharaman said she should have admitted that the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government had failed to curb crimes against women.

"Fifteen rapes, majority of whom are of dalits, in just over a month is really shameful," she said.

Asked if the BJP would project its Prime Ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha elections, she said "let the ruling Congress first make it clear whether they will fight the next polls under the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh." PTI SUN AGL RKC

Sitharaman said BJP was very much raising issues of "public concern" both inside and outside the Parliament and had not surrendered its role to social activists.

She said the party will undertake a nation-wide campaign against the Central government to highlight "rampant" corruption during the UPA rule and steep rise in prices of essential commodities.

"This campaign will commence tomorrow on the occasion of Jay Prakash Narayan ji's birth anniversary and run till November 20," she said.

Sitharaman was accompanied by party's Chandigarh unit president Sanjay Tandon, former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan and former MP Satya Pal Jain.


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