Modi vows to clean Indian politics in five years

New Delhi, April 14: Vowing to clean Indian politics within five years, if voted to power, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday said that he would put all politicians with criminal backgrounds behind bars without any discrimination.

“There is a lot of discussion these days on how to stop criminals from entering politics. I have a cure and I have vowed to clean Indian politics… all I need is people’s support,” said Modi in the second round of 3D rallies, addressing around 100 locations in 15 states.

Modi said that he would set up special courts under the observation of Supreme Court and all the councillors, panchayat heads, legislators, MPs will go through a screening process and those with criminal backgrounds will be prosecuted in a time-bound manner.

“The cases will be disposed within a year and I am positive that after five years of our rule, the system will be absolutely clean and all criminals will be behind bars,” he said.

“I promise there will be no discrimination and I won’t hesitate to punish culprits from my own party,” he added.

Taking on the Congress, Modi accused the party of humiliating Bhim Rao Ambedkar, a key architect of India’s Constitution, and accused party vice president of taking all the credit for the work done by Ambedkar.

“He (Rahul Gandhi) only talks about his own family’s history and has no knowledge about the contributions made by other people in the building of the nations. He likes to take credit for all the good things that Baba Sahib did,” he said, referring to Ambedkar.