New Delhi, June 5 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday accused the Congress of indulging in reckless criticism of the opposition because it was articulating the government's inefficiencies.
"Yesterday, the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) was held. We have no objection to them criticizing the opposition during their meeting because they have nothing to say about themselves. But the manner in which the opposition was criticized is unfortunate," said Prasad.
"The almost reckless criticism of the opposition for articulating the inefficiencies of this government, corruption of this government, is truly surprising," he added.
Prasad also accused the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Congress President Sonia Gandhi of trying to run away from the reality.
"In spite of as many as 40 plus Congressmen conveying the deep concern about the image of this government because of price rise and rampant corruption. Dr. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi both tried to run away from the reality," said Prasad, while referring to the CWC meeting.
"To live in chronic denial is the DNA of the Congress," he added.
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, had earlier on Monday rejected the charges of Team Anna and the opposition that the government had 'swindled unbelievable amounts' of money.
Addressing the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting here, Dr. Singh said: "The truth is that our government is fully committed to tackle the menace of corruption in public life and bring about transparency and accountability in the work of government authorities. And we have proved this by taking action on multiple fronts."
"The legislative and administrative action we have taken in this area speaks for itself," he added.
Gandhi, who is also the UPA chairperson, had also launched a scathing attack on the opposition and civil society activists, stating that they were levelling baseless allegations against the Prime Minister and termed it as a 'conspiracy' to malign their image. (ANI)