Congress burning my effigies won’t deter me from cleaning corruption: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the Congress party, saying the public will not believe Congress even in the coming 100 years.

Speaking at a rally at Sundarnagar in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, the Prime Minister said: “There was a time when newspapers were full of 2G Spectrum and corruption news all over. At the time of Congress regime there was discussion about how much has gone and now we discuss how much has come.”

In the second leg of his campaign in Himachal Pradesh, PM Modi said once he had resolved to clear out corruption, he was not going to be cowed down by Congress’ plan to observe black day on November 8, coinciding one year of demonetisation. “By doing protests of this kind, burning my efficacies at every city-crossing and by lighting candles, you will not be able to stop Modi. You don’t know Modi is a disciple of Sardar Patel and can’t be stopped, take in writing from me,” said PM Modi.

Seeking strong mandate in favour of the BJP, he said the state had progressed most when Prem Kumar Dhumal was its chief minister and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister as the central government pumped in money which Dhumal used effectively for development of Himachal Pradesh.