Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of siding with corruption and sought to differentiate between "55 years of power pleasure" and "five years of service to the people."Modi said at a BJP rally here in central part of Arunachal Pradesh that he has been trying to build a new India for the last five years."There is a difference between 5 years of service to the people and 55 years of power pleasure. The Congress takes the side of corruption -- whether it is in government in Delhi or in any state," he said.Drumming up support for his party candidates contesting the two Lok Sabha seats -- Arunachal East and Arunachal West and for the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly -- Modi said, "It is an old habit of the Congress of taking the people of the country for granted."Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is seeking re-election from Arunachal West. Rijiju's main rival is former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki of the Congress.Alleging that Congress leaders do not care for the people of Arunachal or their emotions, Modi said, "I have been trying to build a new India for the last five years.
I am happy that I have been able to make Arunachal the driving engine of New India.""This Chowkidar has got the opportunity to bring Arunachal to the railway and aviation map after seven decades of independence. I have also got the opportunity to connect Delhi with the Express train to Arunachal after seven decades," he said."When I see the daughter of Arunachal in the SWAT squad of Delhi Police, I feel proud. When I see the daughter of this land conquer Everest, I feel proud," Modi said, as BJP supporters chanted his name.Accusing the Congress of speaking the language of the leaders of the terrorist organizations, Modi said, "You saw their (Congress) attitude during the surgical strikes and when India killed terrorists on their turf. When our scientists impress the world, they (Congress leaders) mock them. They discredit everything the Indians are proud of. They treat terrorists as their own. They are all praised in Pakistan."