Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that previous UPA government under him “strictly” dealt with those facing corruption charges but the same can’t be said about the Narendra Modi government.

Addressing a gathering in poll-bound Gujarat’s Rajkot, the senior Congress leader said: “Whoever faced corruption allegations during UPA was dealt with strictly, but the same cannot be said about BJP.”

“They have not acted on corruption in their rule,” he added.

He further said to equal the previous Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s ten year average, the country’s economy will have to grow at 10.6 per cent in the fifth year.

“I would be happy if it were to happen but I frankly do not think it will,” he said.

The former PM reiterated that Prime Minister Modi never met him to make a representation about the Sardar Sarovar dam on river Narmada when the latter was the chief minister of Gujarat.

“Modi ji says he took up Narmada issue with me but I don’t remember him talking to me about this issue,” he said.

“Although whenever he wanted to meet me I never refused, was always ready as being PM it was my responsibility to meet all CMs,” he added.

During his Vadodara visit in October, PM Modi had claimed that every time he went to meet Manmohan Singh to make a representation about the dam, the then prime minister used to express ignorance about the stalled work on it.