Launching a scathing attack on Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the party was a "lollipop company" that had no real concern for the country's farmers.
Referring to the decision of farm loan waiver taken by the Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, PM Modi said that these short-term benefit announcements will not help anybody.
"These people are trying to lure you by short-term benefit announcements and promises but all this will not help" PM Modi said while addressing a rally at Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
"Taatkalik fayde ke liye ki gayi ghosnanyein kabhi sarthak nahin ho sakte (Announcements made for instant benefits won't be successful in the long run)," he said as the people applauded.
"All these announcements are being done to fool the people," the Prime Minister said.
Referring to the long queues of farmers for urea in Madhya Pradesh, where the Congress recently came to power after 15 years, Modi said this was an example of what hasty promises with an eye on votes can lead to.
He alleged that the black-marketeers have come into play in Madhya Pradesh, and the people were paying the price of voting for those who make false and hollow promises.
Modi also tore into the Congress-supported JD-S government in Karnataka.
He said while Congress had promised a farm loan waiver in the state and had made a "government through back door", the state's farmers had been cheated.
Watch: PM Modi addresses rally in Ghazipur
"They gave the lollipop of a farm loan waiver, votes were stolen but so far only... the loans of 800 farmers have ben waived off," Modi said while exhorting people to understand "such games".
"What are these promises, and what are these games..." the Prime Minister chuckled as the crowd cheered.
(With IANS inputs)