UPA is most ineffective government in country`s history: Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi said that for the last ten years the common man had suffered both at the hands of the Maharashtra government and the Centre.

Updated: Sep 30, 2013, 20:36 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday launched a blistering attack on Congress accusing it of misusing CBI and other agencies for "witch- hunting" political rivals and asserting he would not be cowed down by such threats. He also said there was "crisis of confidence" in the country and even Congress` allies were disenchanted and wanted to quit UPA.

The BJP’s prime ministerial candidate once again hit at Manmohan Singh saying that the people had lost faith in the PM. “It is all because of the corrupt govt that poor don`t have food to eat,” he added, saying, “No one has to worry about their problems once I am made PM. I will provide good governance at the Centre.”

Also, sounding confident that nothing could stop his juggernaut, Modi said, “IB, CBI or RAW, no organisation can be used against me.”

The BJP’s PM candidate also expressed happiness that so many people had come to welcome him at the airport. “Mumbaikars don`t have time for themselves, but still so many people have come to see me,” he said, adding, “This welcome in Mumbai is a mirror of want of change in India.”

Later, addressing a gathering at Bharat Diamond Bourse, he trashed the Congress-led UPA government as the "most ineffective" in the country`s history with control over "only the CBI and tax department".

"The government has lost control over everything. The only area it has control over is CBI and to some extent Income Tax department," Modi who was weighed against silver at the function said.

"Tonight they will watch video of this event. Who shook hands with me, who garlanded me...They will be on Income Tax department`s radar. Does a government function with such vendetta? But Modi is made of different stuff. I am made of the soil from which Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi were made," he said.

"There is a crisis of confidence in the country. Nobody trusts anybody. There are several partners in the UPA including one from Maharashtra. Ask them are they happy and they will tell you in private they are not. They are only thinking when to quit, how to quit," he said.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and BJP deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde were present at the function but only Modi spoke.

With PTI inputs