Hubbali (Karna), Feb 10 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the honest trusted him and the corrupt had a problem as he ensured the benefits meant for the poor reached them directly.

Modi said those who had worked as middlemen in areas, including deals concerning national security for illegal gratification were facing the music now.

“This Pradhan sevak (himself), this chowkidar (ensures) that the benefits meant for poor are going directly to their accounts. That is why the honest have trust on Modi while the corrupt have a problem,” he said at a public rally here.

In an apparent reference to Robert Vadra and former Union Minister P Chiadmbaram’s son Karti appearing before probe agencies like the ED, he indicated this could have hardly happened earlier.

“You are seeing in Delhi what is happening.. those whose incomes people dared to talk about earlier, are now appearing before courts (and) agencies,” he said.

Such persons were giving details of their domestic and foreign benami properties”.

He said Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy was being used as a ‘punching bag’ due to coalition pulls in that state.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.