In a clear bid to further pile on the Congress-led UPA’s political agony, following the ouster of the two tainted ministers, the main Opposition BJP on Saturday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying it was the only way out for him.
And BJP chief Rajnath Singh told reporters here “the position of the Prime Minister had become untenable and if the Prime Minister were to do an honest introspection, resignation was the only way out for him”.
He also announced a nationwide “jail bharo” stir from May 27 to June 2 against the various scams and corruption which had occurred during the UPA-II’s tenure.
The BJP president said that elections were the only alternative in the present circumstances as the UPA Government “had failed completely on all fronts including economy, diplomacy, internal and external security and governance”.
Meanwhile, PTI reported that BJP’s renewed demand for PM Manmohan Singh’s resignation over the coal block allocation scam was rejected and termed ‘unjustified’ and ‘fancy’ by the Congress who launched a counter attack at the Opposition party reminding it of its drubbing in Karnataka Assembly polls.