Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gwalior on Monday slammed the opposition parties for their "anti-development" politics and said that they divided the society on the basis of caste which he claimed has led the state of Madhya Pradesh to the 'BIMARU' category during their rule.
PM Modi while addressing an audience in Gwalior said, "Those who got 60 years could not bring development and always played with the sentiments of the poor and divided the society on the basis of caste."
PM Modi has claimed that the Opposition parties do not like the fact that India gets praised worldwide.
“When the entire world is praising the country and sees their future in India, there are those who indulge in politics and are unable to see anything except their chair...they do not like India being praised the world over. These anti-development people are trying to prove that nothing has happened in the nation and they have pain in their stomach (over India's praise)," he said.
The PM was addressing a public gathering in Gwalior after inaugurating or laying foundation stones for projects worth Rs 19,260 crore in Madhya Pradesh, where assembly polls are due by the year-end.
Nearly 2.25 lakh families will enter into their new homes before Dussehra, Dhanteras and Diwali this year, announced PM Modi in Gwalior
He said people have faith in the "double-engine" government (BJP in power in the state and also at the Centre) as it ensured Madhya Pradesh's "double-development".
The BJP government has pulled Madhya Pradesh out of the 'BIMARU' (laggard) category and put it in among the top 10 states in the country in terms of development, said Modi.
The PM said in the opposition-ruled states, crime and corruption are rampant, while infrastructure development and growth in different fields are key features of BJP rule.
"They (opposition) have no vision or road map for development. They hate the country's progress and development schemes. Due to their hatred, they forget the country's achievements," he said.
“Our aim is to ensure Madhya Pradesh features among the top three states in the country,” Modi stated and added “Your one vote will take MP to the number three position in the country.”
The PM said he will ensure India is counted among the top three economies in the world in the next few years.
Referring to the upcoming assembly polls which will decide who forms a new government, he said the next five years are crucial for Madhya Pradesh's development.