Modi: The BJP is the only party to fight the corruption menace

Modi, the BJP prime ministerial candidate, is likely to take a hard line on corruption and the issue of black money, which has been a major concern of the BJP, the prime ministerial candidates said on Sunday.

“BJP is the party to make a fight against corruption.

We are the only one who has made a stand against black money,” Amit Shah said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh has come under fire from opposition parties, and Mr Modi’s party has faced calls to step down in Uttar, one of the biggest states in the country, and neighbouring Bihar, which is also the chief battleground state for the 2019 general elections.

Mr Modi has said he will make his decision on whether to contest elections in Bihar within a week, though it is unlikely that he will declare his intentions until late next month.

“The BJP has taken the lead in fighting corruption, and we will not stop until there is no more corruption in the state,” Mr Shah said, adding that he would also focus on black money.

The BJP, which had won nearly 70 per cent of the seats in Uttar in the 2014 elections, has also been accused of trying to curb its opponents’ gains.

Mr Shah, who had recently said the BJP would win 70 seats in Bihar, said the party would focus on strengthening the rule of law and tackling corruption in state governments.

Mr Amit Shah, BJP’s prime ministerial nominee, said he would target corruption and black money in the government.

“If we want to fight corruption, then we will take a tough line,” he said.

He added that the BJP was the only political party to have taken the stand against corruption and was prepared to go all the way if it came to power in the next general elections in the northeastern state.

“We are the first party to take such a stand,” Mr Amit said.