Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Congress of standing with anti-national forces on Friday, claiming that the opposition INDIA bloc was trying to weaken the country.

Addressing an election rally in Barmer, Modi said Congress’ thinking was anti-development and that former Congress governments deliberately deprived the country’s border districts of development.

“Congress stands with every anti-national force. It ruled for decades but there is not a single major problem of the country for which it gave a complete solution,” Modi said.

“Congress’ thinking is anti-development. The country’s border districts were deliberately deprived of development by former Congress governments,” he said.

He said that while Modi is busy making India a powerful nation, the people of the INDI alliance are trying to make India weak.

The Congress is a constituent of the INDIA bloc.