New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a castigating attack on Aam Aadmi Party by saying that they brought a government of failures to the national capital.

While addressing his first 2019 poll rally in Delhi, PM Modi said that the AAP supported the 'tukde-tukde' gang and brought the "nakampanthi" model of governance to Delhi.

In the Ramlila Maidan rally, the Prime Minister said without naming AAP, "Delhi has seen 'nakampanthi' model of governance. People had come to change the country, but they themselves. They supported 'tukde tukde' gang and strengthened India's enemies”.

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PM Modi was accompanied by the BJP's seven Lok Sabha candidates for the national capital.

Explaining the term 'Nakampanthi', which he used in reference to the AAP government, Modi said it means "not allowing Centre's Ayushmaan Bharat in Delhi hospitals".

He said the BJP has reduced pollution and traffic jam in Delhi by building eastern and western peripherals.

"Inflation was always an important poll issue, but now opposition is not able to corner government on this," he added. 

The BJP began using "tukde tukde" gang to refer to students accused of raising anti-India slogans in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2016 and has generalised the phrase to attack those it accuses of sympathising with Maoists and separatists.

With PTI inputs