In a veiled attack at former United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that around Rs 900 billion of money, which earlier went into the pockets of the corrupt people have been saved when his government came to power.
Campaigning for the imminent assembly polls in Rajasthan, the Prime Minister said that it was his government, which initiated a probe to put a check on the corruption in the country. "When we came to power, we began investigations and put a check on corruption. Nearly Rs 900 billion of money which earlier went into the pockets of the corrupt has been saved," Prime Minister Modi said.
The Prime Minister also took a potshot at UPA chief Sonia Gandhi saying that she used to run a remote control government. "When madam (Sonia Gandhi) used to run the government with remote control, the girl that was not even born was widowed on government papers, given pensions. The family that did not exist was given ration card; the kid that was not even born was given a scholarship in schools," he asserted while addressing a rally in Kota.
Urging the people to exercise their franchise, Prime Minister Modi thanked them for voting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in 2014, Lok Sabha polls.
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He further underlines various initiatives taken by the central and state government for the welfare of the people. Terming Kota as the "education hub", Prime Minister Modi said that Kota should be upgraded to Smart City.
Prime Minister Modi earlier in the day addressed a rally in Rajasthan's Banswara and Bhilwara, where he accused the Congress of ignoring the tribal community.
The 200-member Rajasthan Assembly is scheduled to go to polls on December 7. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.