Ranchi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a veiled attack on the Congress saying that he had pledged to jail the corrupts and some of them are already behind the bars, in an apparent reference to former finance minister P Chidambaram.

Addressing a public meeting in Jharkhand’s Ranchi, PM Modi said: “We have pledged to send those looting public to their right place. We are already working at a fast pace on this and some of them are already in jail”.

Chidambaram, 73, who was arrested on August 21 by the CBI in the INX Media case, is currently lodged in the Tihar Jail after he was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a special CBI court last week.

PM Modi further asserted that his government has taken several measures in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0 to rein in corruption, bring about development and root out terrorism. 

"We pledge to rein in corruption, fight for the rights of Muslim sisters and root out terrorism. Some corrupt people have already been put in their place (jail)," he said.

Those who thought they are above law are now approaching courts for bail, he said.

Talking about the two newly formed Union Territories, PM Modi said, "We aim to bring about development in J&K and Ladakh, the work for which has begun in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0."

The prime minister also said that he was happy to have got the opportunity to inaugurate multiple development projects in Jharkhand.

The new multi-modal cargo terminal, which was inaugurated here, will ease transportation in the region, he stated.

"Ayushman Bharat, the world's largest health assurance scheme, was launched in Jharkhand. Today, pension schemes for traders and farmers were also launched from this land of Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is the launching pad of big schemes beneficial for the poor and the tribals," he added.

Earlier in the day, the PM had inaugurated the newly constructed Jharkhand Assembly and laid foundation of the secretariat building.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta