New Delhi:  Charging the UPA government of playing the blame game in the issue of nation’s economic crisis, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday said that the Central Government’s top official had merely stated the truth that major economic reforms are unlikely to happen before the next general elections in 2014.

Referring to the recent statement of Prime Minister’s Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu, Sinha said, “I am not at all surprised by the major revelation of the government’s top official. The UPA government lacks decision making power and hence forcing the country to move towards economic crisis.”

The BJP leader further said that we have always raised the issue but it all went unheard as we are sitting in Opposition.

“We have always raised concerns over the rise in scams and subsequently poor economic growth of the country, but it was never heard. But now the government’s top official himself have confessed that there will be no reforms till the new government is formed at the Centre,” Sinha said.

Sinha, who was the Finance Minister of the country during the NDA regime, also pointed out that India has the potential to move ahead, but the government does not have the willpower to take it forward.

Basu, the Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, in his address at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an eminent Washington-based think tank, has confessed that no major reforms are likely to occur as India is heading a coalition government.