Targeting Congress just ahead of Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the party’s policies will leave the country bankrupt.
Modi also took a jibe over infighting within the Congress’ Rajasthan unit as feud between CM Ashok Gehlot and his former deputy Sachin Pilot seems intensifying.
During his to Ajmer and Pushkar on Wednesday as part of the BJP's public outreach or Jan Sampark Abhiyan, Modi aslo ripped into the Congress over corruption, mentioned a report in NDTV.
Modi said: "The Congress has a new formula of guarantees. But are they fulfilling their guarantees? Their guarantees will leave the country bankrupt."
The Congress's election campaign in Rajasthan, led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, focuses on social welfare schemes ranging from free electricity to cheaper cooking gas.
"Fifty years ago, the Congress guaranteed that it would remove poverty. But it turned out to be their biggest betrayal of the poor," Modi said.
"It has been a policy of the Congress to mislead the poor and keep them deprived. The people of Rajasthan have also suffered a lot due to this...And what has Rajasthan got? A government where MLAs, CM (Chief Minister) and ministers fight among themselves," Modi was quoted as having said.
This was Modi's fourth visit this year to Rajasthan, where elections will be held in later this year.
The rally also marked nine years of the BJP government at the Centre.
Modi said his government, over the past nine years, had been dedicated to the service of the people, good governance, and the welfare of the poor. He cited his party's schemes, reading from a list without a pause.
"The Congress developed a corrupt system that sucked the blood of the country and hindered development,"Modi was quoted as having said.
Earlier, Modi visited Pushkar and offered prayers at the only temple for Lord Brahma in the country.