New Delhi: Lashing out at the Congress party on the last day of campaigning Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the party of indulging in vote bank politics and stalling the bill in the Rajya Sabha that gives constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes.

“Congress wants the votes of Other Backward Class (OBC) community but they did not allow OBC Commission to get Constitutional status,” he said during an in-app discussion with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka SC/ST, OBC, Minority and Slum Morcha karyakartas. Continuing his tirade against the opposition party, Prime Minister Modi said that it didn’t have any room in its heart for Dalits and those belonging to the backward classes.

“Our government has made SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act more stringent and increased the offences listed in the Act from 22 to 47. Stand up and Mudra Yojanas are helping to make SC/ST/OBC and women financially empowered,” Prime Minister Modi said.

As the assembly elections inches nearer, Karnataka has turned into a battlefield with both the BJP and the Congress party indulging in aggressive campaigns.  The election in Karnataka will be held on May 12 in 223 constituencies, out of 224 of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly while the counting of votes and announcement of result will take place on May 15.