Lucknow, Feb 5: Taking a dig at Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi visiting villages, former BJP national president Rajnath Singh today said for leaders of his party doing that was not a “picnic” but part of a lifestyle.
“Rahul goes to villages and stays there..I would like to say that visiting villages is not a picnic for BJP leaders, it is part of our lifestyle and Congress people should understand this,” Singh told reporters here.
He said that BJP leaders have emerged from rural backgrounds and among poor and farmers.
“We are well aware of the problems of villages, farmers and the poor”. The senior BJP leader alleged that after Congress led UPA government came to power, inflation hit new heights.
“Unfortunately Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi or any other Congress leader is not saying a single word on this. After coming to power, the government promised to control prices in 100 days, but even 1,000 days have passed it has failed to do so,” he alleged.
He alleged that Rahul Gandhi can see elephant eating the money, but he is unable to see problems being faced by common people due to price rise.
Rajnath alleged that while serious allegations were levelled against SP and BSP government, Congress took no action as it was taking support from them.
“Rahul had said yesterday that after assembly elections, Congress will not take support from SP or BSP. I would like to ask him that if he is honest in his statement, then Rahul should ask the Prime Minister to return letter of support to President,” he said.
The BJP leader alleged that SP, BSP and Congress created new records of corruption during their respective governments.
“There could be nothing more shameful than central ministers going to jail one after another. BJP also ran the government and I would like to ask all the three parties that they must tell even in a single case of corruption,” he said.
He said that issue of Karnataka CM was being raised again and again, but he resigned immediately after Lokayukta report came.
“In CWG case, Shunglu committee raised fingers on Delhi CM, but she did not resigned,” he alleged.