NEW DELHI (Agencies) - Dubbing the resignation of Home Minister Shivraj Patil as "too little too late", India's hardline Hindu nationalist party - Bharatiya Janata Party - which had been gunning for him over a spate of terror attacks in the country, on Sunday said that the whole government had "failed" and should quit, reports NDTV. "It is too little and too late, the resignation of one minister can't be enough. The present circumstances is due to the failure of the whole government," BJP chief Rajnath Singh, who is in Rajasthan, said. This seems "another unsuccessful tactic" of the government to cool down public sentiments against the government, Rajnath said reacting to Patil's resignation from cabinet. The BJP also termed the whole Mumbai incident as a "collective culpable negligence" and demanded that the government should resign. "It is a collective culpable negligence of the government. The responsibility should also be collective and no government has the right to survive after this," party spokesperson Rajeev Prataap Rudy said. The resignation also vindicates the BJP charges that the UPA government has been dysfunctional, he claimed. BJP senior leader and party MP Ravishankar Prasad said, "It is a belated attempt to shield the heat against the UPA government." It is evident in the light of the preparation by the terrorists preceding the attacks that the government was "callously negligent", he added. Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi's forthright remarks at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in New Delhi on the Mumbai terror attacks appears to have forced Home Minister Shivraj Patil, a known loyalist of the Gandhi family, to resign, according to Indian TV channel Doordarshan. "We can no longer sit back and let these attacks overwhelm us. Our response has to be effective and it has to be decisive," she said at the meeting. Noting that the nation has gone through a "painful and agonising period", she said, "The time for intent is over" and added that it was looking for a "determined leadership. We cannot afford to fail them." At the meeting, convened to discuss the audacious terror strikes in the country's financial capital, she made it clear that the first task of the Congress which leads the UPA coalition was to "restore faith" among the people. Describing the attacks as an "assault on our nationhood", she said it was an attempt to destroy the fabric of our society and secular, democratic way of life. Referring to the terror attack in Mumbai while addressing a poll rally in Baran, Sonia said the time has come for all of us to come together and combat this menace and eradicate it from the country. She said terrorism would not be tolerated any more and called on everyone to be united at this hour to uproot the menace faced by the country. She said that Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and her husband Rajiv Gandhi had dedicated their lives for preserving the unity and integrity of the country and all efforts should be made to ensure it remained intact. She said the union government had launched the Rajiv Gandhi Rozgar Yojna in all districts to provide employment. She said the UPA government had waived off Rs60000 crore loan burden of the farmers.