Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday credited Congress with making a record of fighting on the least number of seats ever in this Lok Sabha elections.

Addressing an election rally at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai on Friday, PM Modi added, “Since Independence, the least number of seats that Congress won was 44, in 2014 General Elections.”

Speaking about the NDA government’s achievements in the past five years, he said, “Once upon a time, the telephone bill was a huge part in the list of expenses of the middle class. Due to the efforts of our government, calling is almost free, data in India is also the cheapest in the entire world.”

He also quipped that Mumbai will soon boast of a 275-km Metro network considering the current speed of work.

Amping his attack on the Opposition, PM Modi said that parties and leaders still have the same thinking and are stuck in the last century. Therefore they cannot understand the aspirations of the youth of the 21st century. “The country’s youth looks toward 2047, not 1947 when the country will complete 100 years of Independence,” said PM Modi.

Also in attendance were Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athavle, and all six BJP-SS alliance LS candidates from Mumbai. Seated in the front row was Anant Ambani, son of India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani. “I am here to listen to PM Modi and support the nation,” the 24-year-old told a local news channel.

On Apil 29, people of Mumbai will cast their vote to their favourite candidate or party. As per the traffic advisory, entry for all types of vehicles, except emergency vehicles, has been restricted in both directions on the road adjacent to MMRDA grounds, JSW building between Tata Power building up to the fire station building. There will be no entry for vehicles from Diamond Junction up to Asian Heart Hospital junction.