PM has lost his credibility and should resign: Rudy

Patna: Alleging that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has "completely lost" his credibilities in the wake of a string of scams "right under his nose", BJP on Friday demanded that top UPA leadership, including Singh, must take appropriate action and resign.

"PM has completely lost his credibilities with several scams right under his nose… it is now now time for the UPA leadership not not to delay or wait and they, including PM, should take appropriate action and resign," BJP national spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters here.

He was replying to a query as to whether his party wanted Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to resign in the wake of the corporate lobbyist Niira Radia`s revelations to the CBI about Pawar alleged links with DB Realty.

"Now role of Pawar involving the scam is also being discussed and PM should take steps," he said and alleged that Prime Minister was a total failure in checking corruption and price rise.

"Deliberate attempts are also being made to cover up the 2G spectrum allocation scam and save the skins of the people neck-deep in corruption," he said.

The BJP has been vociferous in raising the issues related to corruption in 2G spectrum allocation, Adarsh Housing allotment, appointment of the Chief Vigilance Commissioner and Commonwealth Games 2011, Rudy said.

"We also stand solidly behind the social activist Anna Hazare about his stand against corruption," he said, adding now we are waiting for the draft of the effective Lokpal bill with bated breath to tackle corruption.

Referring to some institutions and political reactions to Hazare showering praise on the governments of Bihar and Gujarat for delivering good for the people, the BJP Rajya Sabha member said it was unfortunate to know about it.

"Such comments are unfortunate and what Anna said should not not be politicised," he added.

On whether India should accept invitation for cricket match in Pakistan, Rudy said, "We are of the firm view that the game should not not be mixed with diplomacy and terror."

Asked to comment on the Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Kerala, Rudy said one thing was sure that the Left parties would be "major losers" this elections, particularly in West Bengal and Kerala.

He, however, said the BJP would improve its tally and have better showing in southern states this time.

To another question, Rudy said his party had always been averse to signing nuclear deals with US.

"What has happened in Japan recently is known to everybody now," he said.

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