Scaling up the attack on Congress, Narendra Modi today said corruption and loot are in its "DNA" even as he lashed out at the UDF and LDF in Kerala, accusing them of being engaged in a "friendly" contest.
Addressing a series of rallies in Karnataka and Kerala, Modi also tore into the claims of UPA about its flagship programme MNREGA, saying it had only "filled the pockets of Congress" and sought to debunk the much touted RTI.
"Corruption and loot seems to be in the DNA of Congress.
Generations may change, the leader will change but Congress intention is unchanged," Modi told a rally at Mysore during his whirlwind tour of Congress-ruled Karnataka, where BJP is going all out to maximise its tally having won 19 of the 28 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Raising the pitch against Congress, he said, "People have made it a point to punish the Congress Party for looting and ruining the nation."
In his rally at Kasargod in Kerala bordering Karnataka, the BJP prime ministerial candidate targeted both Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and the CPI(M) headed Left Democratic Front, saying both were engaged in a "friendly match".
"The UDF comes to power for five years after which the LDF forms the government. Both the Fronts are silent on each others wrong doings and omissions", Modi said in the two-front dominated state, where BJP is hoping for an electoral breakthrough.
Describing Congress as a 'watermelon', he said while the LDF takes out red flags, Congress was like a watermelon -- green colour outside and red inside.
Kerala, which was a global hot spot for tourism, had been "converted into a nursery of terrorism," he charged.
Renewing his offensive against Defence Minister A K Antony, whom he had called a "Pakistani agent" earlier, he said the country's defence had suffered seriously during his stewardship and said he owed an explanation to the people for this.