Describing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Independence Day speech as a “cut and paste” job, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said this shows that either he did not receive “directives from the top” or has “lost interest” in his job.

“A nation expects a lot from the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech. But today it was a cut and paste story. The speech was lacklustre, directionless and visionless,” BJP spokesperson Rajeev Pratap Rudy said.

“The speech shows that either the Prime Minister did not receive directives from the top or he has lost interest in his job,” Mr. Rudy said.

The BJP leader insisted that Dr. Singh’s address did not deal adequately with burning issues like the situation in Kashmir, price rise and international relations.

“It was a dismal display by the Prime Minister,” Mr. Rudy said.

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