Releasing the Karnataka BJP’s ‘economic newsletter’ in Bangalore on Wednesday, senior party leader and former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha said it wasn’t Manmohan Singh but ‘Monsoon Singh’ who deserves credit for the impressive growth in the agricultural sector during UPA rule.
The newsletter describes the Indian economic condition under UPA as a “struggling patient in the ICU”. “The vehicle of the Indian economy came to a halt during UPA rule,” Sinha said, adding that the current government is the most corrupt that India has ever known.
“All the major sectors where growth is a prerequisite to the nation’s economy are in distress. The agricultural sector is somewhat better not because of Manmohan Singh’s governance, but because of Monsoon Singh’s blessings,” he said.
Speaking against the Congress’ and the Third Front’s indecision about their prime ministerial candidates, Sinha said Narendra Modi, for the BJP, is an idea whose has time has come. “Modi is not a person. He is an idea. No power can stop him. He will become prime minister,” the BJP leader said.