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Mukherjee, Singh failed to revive economy, says BJP spokesperson
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Posted: Jun 30, 2012 at 0242 hrs IST
Pune BJP spokesperson and Member of Parliament Tarun Vijay on Friday criticised the UPA for its presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee. “Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have failed to revive the economy,” Vijay said on Friday while addressing the media in the city.
“The Indian economy is in a bad shape. The stimulus package has failed to inspire markets and trade. It is a leaderless economy and the person who made it leaderless is the presidential candidate,” he said, adding that the BJP would stick to “dignified” campaign during presidential elections.
Speaking on the Kashmir issue, he came down heavily on the interlocutors’ report on Jammu and Kashmir and said that it was prepared in “Hurriyat conference”. “It seems the report is readied to please Islamabad,’’ said Vijay and demaned that the report be rejected.
He said the government was pushing a separatist agenda through the report. The interlocutors were sent to Kashmir to find a solution to the problem, and the trip was made at the expense of taxpayers money, he added. “They are, however, negating government officials stand on Kashmir and reducing the influence of tricolour in the valley,’’ said Vijay.
He said instead of using the term ‘Pak occupied Kashmir’, the report calls it ‘Pak administered Kashmir’. “Whose tunes are these people dancing to? The report is against the 1994 resolution by the Parliament, which states that the only issue to be resolved about Kashmir is to take back illegal portions occupied by Pakistan and China,’’ he said. He said the report place any importance to the issue of returning ‘Hindus to Kashmir.
Vijay along with BJP city unit chief Vikas Mathkari, also called on Manju Mukharjee, grand daughter of Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, at her residence in Koregaon Park.