UPA making new records in corruption: Swaraj

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 25, 2012 13:23 hrs

Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, Oct 25 (IBNS): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Thursday hit out at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and said it has made 'new records' in corruption.

"The UPA government is making new records in corruption," Swaraj said while addressing a rally in Mandi district of poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.

She said prices of commodities have increased due to the government´s wrong policies.

"Prices of commodities have increased because of the government´s wrong policies and corruption," she said.

Attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, she said: "The Prime Minister said money does not grow on tree. I will like to tell him that money falls in the pockets of Congress leaders."

Defending party president Nitin Gadkari on alleged corruption charges levelled against him, Swaraj said: "Gadkari did not run away. Gadkari faced the media and explained himself on many television channels."

Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi on Monday kick-started the party´s election campaign in Himachal Pradesh by addressing a rally in Mandi town.

She attacked the BJP-led state government and said it has not worked for the development of Himachal Pradesh.

"The state government has done noting for the development of the state," Gandhi said while addressing the rally here.

"The BJP made big promises in the state and came to power but what have they done for the people?" Gandhi said.

Gandhi said the BJP ´is against the Congress´ and not against corruption.

The Himalayan state will elect new assembly on Nov 4.

Counting of votes will be held on Dec 20.

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