Kolkata: While attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for corruption in the UPA government, veteran BJP leader L K Advani said that the country was facing 'unprecedented misery' under his rule.

Advani blamed Singh for the rampant graft in the country accusing him of being a party to the ongoing corruption.

He questioned him on his responsibility as the head of the nation which has been witnessing ‘scams on a daily basis’. “How can Ministers in a country carry on corrupt practices without the head of a nation not knowing anything about it?” Advani questioned.

"During his tenure the country has faced unprecedented misery," Advani told an election meeting at Burrabazar in the central business district here on Thursday.

He announced that the construction of Jaitapur nuke plant will be strongly opposed. “We should learn a lesson from Japan’s catastrophic tsunami,” Advani added.

Speaking on the Bengal polls, he said the election results will have an effect on the national politics as well. West Bengal needs a change after 35 years of Left rule, the veteran leader said.

Targeting Trinamool supremo Mamata Bannerjee he said, “I do not want to speak much about her.” He however, expressed hope that his party would fare well in the polls.

JPN/Bureau