Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress, saying that the party’s “politics begins and ends with one family”.

“The politics of Congress begins and ends with a dynasty, ours begins and ends in the huts of the poor, PM Modi said while addressing a rally in poll-bound Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur.

Sharpening his attack, PM Modi then hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi for questioning the government’s demonetisation move.

Modi said “the mother-son duo were out on bail” but they “forget it was due to demonetisation that they had to seek bail”.

He further added that “those seeking bail are giving certificate to Modi”.

Targeting Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi said, “when the Congress released its 36-point manifesto for Chhattisgarh polls, ‘Naamdaar’ (Rahul Gandhi) was referred to as ‘Sir’ 150 times which shows he is more important for them (Congress) than Chhattisgarh”.

Ahead of the second phase polling in the state on November 20, Modi also made a strong pitch for development, saying the pace of development under the Congress regime in the state was “far slow” than the one under the BJP-led government.

Modi asserted that the BJP was for development and that it was due to this commitment that the opposition was unable to understand how to compete with the BJP in elections.

Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lashed out the opposition Congress accusing the party of “supporting urban Maoists” in poll-bound Chhattisgarh.

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The PM also urged the people to “teach the Congress leaders a fitting lesson who on one hand try to shield the urban Maoists and on the other, speak about freeing Chhattisgarh from Maoists”.

The second phase of polls will be held on November 20 covering 72 constituencies. In the first phase held today, 18 constituencies across eight Naxal-affected districts namely Bastar, Kanker Sukma, Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Kondagaon and Rajnandgaon went to polls.