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CONCLAVE-BJP 2 LAST

CONCLAVE-BJP 2 LAST

The BJP said that throughout the protests against the The BJP said that throughout the protests against the painful gangrape incident in Delhi, Rahul Gandhi was nowhere to be seen. The party asked Sonia Gandhi to give figures of the number of jobs the UPA government has created in the last nine years. "The first and foremost concern of the young, educated and aspirational people is to get meaningful employment. Employment has registered a big decline in UPA rule. Kindly explain to the nation how, given the reality of India today, you plan to respond to the concerns of young India," Prasad asked the Congress President. Maintaining that Congress' ambition of projecting Rahul Gandhi may not bear frut, the main Opposition claimed that Congress should understand that there is no vacancy for the post of Prime Minister in 2014 as the seat will be occupied by a BJP leader heading an NDA coalition. But the party refused to answer questions about who its Prime Ministerial candidate will be. Asked about Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyer's comments about infighting in BJP, Prasad said he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in the category of "intellectual" and he should mind his words. BJP said the country's economy is in a bad shape as GDP stands at 5.3 per cent while industrial production, manufacturing, import, export, foreign and domestic investment have all gone down. "Congress seems to have a vested interest in price rise that is why prices are not falling. Lack of good governance is the reason.... The political cheque of Congress is set to bounce now," Prasad said. PTI RC RT

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