Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for making "directionless allegations" on the Congress party and accused it of lying on issues concerning farmers in the country.
Addressing a public meeting for Congress candidate Jagmeet Singh Brar in this border town of the Ferozepur Lok Sabha seat in Punjab, the prime minister tried to strike a chord with the state's farming community saying that it was the Congress which had ensured a huge loan waiver scheme, higher prices for wheat and paddy and lowering the prices manure.
"The BJP and its partners are still looking for issues. Everyday, they are trying to create new issues. They only want to fight elections on false allegations and not on issues. They are at a loss to find issues. They are making directionless allegations on the Congress," Manmohan Singh said in Punjabi, addressing a big gathering.
Targetting the state's ruling BJP-Akali Dal, he said: "The BJP and Akalis are shamelessly saying wrong things about issues concerning farmers. They are telling lies and the farmers will not forgive them. The BJP and Akalis only talk loud. They don't do what they say. You can go and ask them what they have done for farmers in their six years of rule (1998-2004). They just saw the 'tamasha' for these six years."