New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the opposition by saying that instead of serving the country they have built properties for themselves worth thousands of crores of rupees. 

At an election rally in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, Modi, calling himself the perfect example for a person who serves the poor, said that his life is an open book in spite of being the chief minister of Gujarat for more than 12 years and the Prime Minister of India for five years. 

“When they (opposition) got a chance to form the government, they built expensive bungalows and bought expensive cars for each and every member of the family. I have got the chance to be in power for a longer time than them and for me, power is a means to serve the nation. I have not done anything for myself or my family but I have made houses for 1,500 crore poor people,” the Prime Minister said. 

PM Modi, without naming any party, further said that when the opposition was in power they indulged in corruption, whereas he tried to do good for the poor. Referring to his Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat Yojana and Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana, the Prime Minister said he took steps to solve problems of the poor, be it freeing women from the toxic smoke from charcoal ovens, providing healthcare, or providing electricity for the deprived households. 

Modi continued to hit out at the opposition. He said that they did corruption in National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). 

He went on to say how his Jan Dhan Yojana helped the poor to avail bank services like opening bank accounts, remittances, credit, insurance and pensions. 

At the campaign, PM Modi predicted the defeat of the opposition parties, saying the people were voting for an effective government. 

"Opposition parties will fall flat in polls. This is because people are voting for an effective and honest government," he added.