To the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday threw an open challenge to prove if he had amassed any assets or kept money in any foreign bank.
"I throw an open challenge to these 'mahamilavati' (highly-adulterated) people to show if I have any benami property, farmhouse, shopping complex or money in any foreign bank, or whether I have purchased any property abroad or bought a luxury car," said PM Modi in Ballia, Uttar Pradesh.
"The people will give a befitting reply through votes to the abuses hurled at me by these 'mahamilavati' parties," Modi said. "These 'mahamilavati' people dabble in caste politics and replenish their coffers, build bungalows and palaces for themselves and their relatives."
On the alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, the prime minister claimed that the parties, which he said used to abuse each other, will again be at each other's throats the moment results are out.
"I have been the CM of Gujarat for more than the terms of Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav combined (as Uttar Pradesh chief ministers).
"I have contested elections and made others contest, but never took the help of my caste (to garner votes)," Modi added.
PM Modi was in Ballia to seek support for BJP and NDA ally candidates. Ballia will go to polls in the seventh and last phase on Sunday.
The general election is currently being held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. The counting of votes will be conducted on 23 May and on the same day the results will be declared.
Legislative Assembly elections in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim are being held simultaneously with the general election.
(With PTI inputs)