Government misleading people: BJP

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) While the UPA counted its achievements in the nine years of its rule, the BJP Wednesday said the government was “misleading” the people.

“The government is misleading the people,” BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi told IANS.

“They are talking about achievements which is actually portraying their failure. They talk about MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) without mentioning that the government has reduced allocations for it and there is a Rs.120 crore scam,” Lekhi said.

She also slammed Congress president Sonia Gandhi for calling the opposition “obstructionist”.

“This is an insult of parliamentary procedure if they call the opposition obstructionist. They are blaming the opposition for not having the bills passed, but who had the Rajya Sabha adjourned when Lokpal bill had to be passed,” Lekhi said.

“In the land acquisition bill, Lok Sabha leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj made an extra effort so that it can be passed, but the government wants to run parliament at its own conditions,” she said.

“As far as the food bill is concerned, many BJP-ruled states already have food security bill which is better than central draft. They are suddenly remembering food security bill when their ministers are in trouble, when in 2010 the Supreme Court asked the government to distribute the rotting grains, they chose to give it out to the breweries, but not the people,” she added.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday released a report on the achievements of the UPA government on the fourth anniversary of UPA-II.

Speaking at the function, Gandhi said that crucial legislations could not be passed in Parliament due to principal opposition’s “obstructionist approach”.

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