Bathinda (Punjab), Oct 27 (IANS) Terming the proposed cabinet reshuffle in the Congress-led UPA government a "face saving exercise", Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday said that it would hardly make any difference to the country's governance.
"The writing is on the wall. The Congress would be routed in the next Lok Sabha elections," Badal said while addressing media in this southwest Punjab town, 240 km from Chandigarh.
Badal ridiculed the Congress for winning the 2009 elections on the plank of the common man and giving the maximum misery to the same common man through unprecedented corruption, price rise and other problems.
"The countrymen are fed up with the anti-people policies of the UPA government and are eagerly waiting for the general elections in 2014 to show them the door," Badal said.
He said that the graph of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government was declining across the country and in this hour of crisis, the attempt of the Congress leadership to give a fresh look to its government by inducting new faces in the cabinet would hardly make any difference.
Badal said that it would be a futile exercise to induct new faces in the cabinet as the policies of the UPA government would remain the same.
He said that corruption had surpassed all previous records in the present term of the UPA government.
"This government would go down in the annals of history as the most corrupt government of the country," he said.