BJP today charged Congress with "misusing" constitutional authorities for its own political gains and said those who did not toe its line were termed as ones working for the opposition.
Claiming that the UPA government of standing on "crutches", BJP also said there could be early polls as this government could "fall" anytime soon.
"Congress party has been a history-sheeter of misusing constitutional authorities for their own political benefits and using them as a shield to hide their own misdeeds. Congress party has been targeting constitutional authorities and forcing them to work according to its own needs.
"Since the current CAG did not yield to this government's blackmailing, hence he was charged as one working at the behest of
BJP," party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters here.
He said the Congress-led UPA government was on crutches and could fall anytime soon which would pave the way for early elections.
"This is a lame government. This government is on crutches, which are also giving way now. This government also knows that it can sink anytime. There could be early elections. Whenever polls are held, our party is ready for them," Naqvi said.
The BJP leader accused the ruling dispensation of misusing the constitutional authorities, be it
CVC, CBI or CAG, saying the governors' office was the first such authority to come under attack when UPA came to power at the Centre in 2004.
CAG Vinod Rai had yesterday rebutted criticism that the official auditor was exceeding its mandate, saying it was treading a "new path in the belief that the final stakeholder is the public at large". He was delivering a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School in Massachusetts.
Naqvi said during UPA-I, the government removed all such Governors where non-Congress governments were in power and replaced them with those of their choice with an aim to harrass the state governments.
The BJP leader also attacked the government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the state of economy in the country which was going from bad to worse.
"Economy under the economist Prime Minister is going from bad to worse. This government is leaving behind a legacy of economic instability and politics of corruption," Naqvi said, criticising the Prime Minister for not been able to achieve anything that he promised.
He said the Prime Minister has been talking about achieving 10 per cent growth but got struck at 5 per cent and also talked of reducing prices and unemployment, whereas the two were increasing.
Replying to a question on the registration of a case in Nanded against VHP leader Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech, the BJP leader said the law should take its own course but said the case cannot be equated with that of Akbaruddin
Owaisi, "who has waged a war against the nation".
Asked about whether the Ram Temple was an issue for the BJP, he said BJP stood for good governance and development of the common man. "We are committed to national issues," he said.
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