Flagging the attack on Sikhs in Pakistan to target Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the Prime Minister being a Sikh should have done "something" to protect the interests of the minority community in the neighbiouring country.
Modi also accused Manmohan Singh of being a "total failure".
Despite being a Sikh, the Prime Minister had failed to protect the interest of his community in Pakistan where it was being subjected to torture and forced to pay 'Jazya'--tax-- (by the Taliban), the BJP leader said, adding he should have stepped in.
Modi claimed that several senior UPA leaders including NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and Congress veteran Arjun Singh, were not in favour of Manmohan Singh occupying the post of the Prime Minister again.
"Only the Gandhi family -- Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka -- has been describing Singh as a successful PM " while the fact was that he had failed to deliver as Prime Minister, the BJP star campaigner todl an election rally.
"He (Singh) is a failed Prime Minister," Modi said.
Reiterating that Manmohan Singh was the country's weakest-ever Prime Minister, he said it was ironical that the Congress had been hailing him as a hero.
Referring to 26/11, he said the Manmohan Singh government had failed to effectively handle the Mumbai terror attack.
Talking about the UPA, he said at present there were half a dozen aspirants for the post of the Prime Minister in the formation.