“As long as I am there in Delhi, I will not allow any kind of corruption and will not allow the nation’s unity and integrity to be destroyed,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He was addressing a rally of BJP workers on Sunday in Thrissur, Kerala. Dubbing the opposition as a “corrupt house”, Modi said in the last four years, people in Delhi have made him a “chowkidar”.
Earlier, Modi inaugurated Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) Integrated Refinery Expansion Complex in Kochi, Kerala.
He said, “BPCL’s Kochi refinery has played a critical role in popularising the clean fuel of LPG among masses in Kerala and neighbouring states over the last more than 50 years of its existence.
“Indian government’s PAHAL Scheme has entered into Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest Direct Benefit Transfer scheme in the world,” he said.
Later, he inaugurated the meeting of the state Yuva Morcha where he said, “My friends in the opposition are bankrupt when it comes to development of the nation. All they have is hatred against Modi. Their day begins by abusing Modi and ends by again abusing Modi. All I wish to tell them is ‘you may abuse me, but please don’t mislead the farmers, youth and the poor’ and don’t destroy the great nation and its progress.
“Recently, the entire nation was amused to watch a press meet on foreign soil which was one that hit badly at the democratic ethos of our country, when the Election Commission came under attack. Seen was a ‘top-most leader’. They even undermine our nation on foreign soil,” said Modi.
“For the Congress-led UDF, the solar scam was there. For the Congress, solar is used for scam, while we use solar for development of the nation. The Congress here made ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan a spy and used the case to settle political scores amongst themselves, while we honoured him with a Padma award. We really value science,” added Modi.
(With agency inputs)