Hubris? Congress is yesterday's story, says Modi in Punjab

Modi alleged the incidents of corruption during the UPA rule. But he cleverly skipped the actions which his government has taken to punish the allegedly corrupt politicians.

Hubris? Congress is yesterday

Asking the voters to re-elect the government of Akali Dal-BJP alliance once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a key election rally in Punjab’s Jalandhar district.

Modi alleged the incidents of corruption during the UPA rule. But he cleverly skipped the actions which his government had taken to punish the allegedly corrupt politicians even though he is about to complete three years as prime minister.


Modi mocked Congress party saying, "Congress is yesterday's story, you all can see how the Congress is collapsing across the country. They are desperate for power, their desperation is like that of a fish out of the water."

PM Modi said, that it "can go to any extent for the power of the chair," pointing to the party's election tie-ups in states like Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

In his address, PM Modi credited Chief Minister Badal with working "night and day for the unity of Hindus and Sikhs".

"Badal Sahab has always been true to Punjab, he has always given his best and Punjab would love to see him lead it towards development and a better future," the Prime Minister said, accusing rival parties of "going to any extent in their selfishness and greed for power to ruin Punjab's image" and asking the state to "punish them all for speaking about this great land in bad light".

Finally, Modi has claimed that Akali-BJP government is set to return to government after March 11, the day on which the results of assembly polls are being announced.