Modi promises fresh 'vikas ki Ganga' in his next tenure

The last phase of polling may be five days away but Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday oozed with confidence about victory, and promised he will bring a fresh 'vikas ki Ganga' to Bihar during his next tenure.

He also said terrorists should be beaten like "ghosts who are driven away after being caught by the tuft of hair", and accused the Congress-led opposition of trying to downplay the issue of national security despite numerous lives lost in terror attacks.

"This is my last election rally in Bihar. You have given me enormous love, and with my competent allies sitting on this dais, I am assured that the poll outcome would be favorable. But please ensure in the last phase that the magnitude of victory is 'divya aur bhavya' (grand).

"In my next tenure, I would be among you once again and bring along 'vikaas ki Ganga', he told an election rally in Paliganj in Pataliputra parliamentary constituency, which goes to poll on May 19 in the final phase of the 7-stage general election.

The prime minister's comments came shortly after BJP president Amit Shah claimed in New Delhi that his party has already crossed the majority mark after the sixth phase of polling.