"Congress party had become a burden for our country. It has rotten, which is now visible in its public image.
"When Manmohan Singh became the PM, he was a good person, we did not say anything against him. But, because of he being with the Congress, he has got spoiled; and if people like Manmohan Singh get spoiled by the rot in Congress, then we need to remove that rot," he said.
Modi further commented that "During the meeting of the chief ministers last year, four committees were formed, of which I headed one. My committee submitted the report eight months ago, recommending steps to control price rise. The Prime Minister had then acknowledged our efforts in preparing that report, but he has not bothered even to open the cover of the report".
Modi said that he had "asked other leaders to remind the PM of doing something about that report".
The submitted report had recommended government to stop exporting the essential commodities to control high food inflation.
Modi in his speech also pointed out internal disagreements in the Congress party on 2G scam issue and said Manmohan Singh had been a silent spectator over the dispute between Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Union home minister P Chidambram.