Taking a dig at the Congress for allegedly seeking support from the United Kingdom during Operation Bluestar, BJP's senior national vice-president Subramaniam Swamy on Saturday said it was unfortunate that the then central government took help from a country that ruled and divided India.
"It is the same UK that divided us and from where many anti-national elements operated," said Swamy.
The BJP leader, who was in Amritsar to participate in a function of the BJP Chartered Accountant Cell, said, "The Congress-led UPA government has shown no vision to bring the country out of inflation or unemployment. There is a series of scams tumbling out of UPA government's closet."
Stressing that the national mood was in favour of the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Swamy said, "The people of the country have made their mind. There are a lot of talks about the number of seats we would reach but I can assure you that BJP along with Akali Dal and Shiv Sena will get clear majority. People are fed up of the Congress party."
Swamy slammed the Congress for providing no respite to the common man and claimed that once the NDA came to power the face of this country will change in five years.
"Whatever experience I have, I can just say that we can give a major boost to the growth rate by properly utilising our resources and better planning. There is a lot of scope in the agriculture sector and also the time has come to make optimum use of the energy of the youth we have," Swamy added.
He also criticised Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for not reacting on key issues and alleged that he was just taking calls from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Asked about the candidature of Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Sidhu for the coming Lok Sabha polls, the senior BJP leader denied comment.
BJP national vice-president Laxmi Kanta Chawla, cabinet minister Anil Joshi, BJP Punjab vice-president Rajinder Mohan Singh Chinna and office-bearers of the BJP Chartered Accountant Cell were also present.
Swamy also inaugurated the cell's website.