More they abuse, the more people love me: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the love of the people towards him increases with the abuses hurled at him, claiming that the opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh is now sensing defeat.

"All the 'mahamilawatis' including the SP and the BSP are in low spirits today seeing their impending defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, ' he said an election rally in Chandauli.

"As the dose of the rivals' abuses increases, the people are increasing their dose of trust and love too," he said at another meeting in Mirzapur.

He also addressed a meeting in Mau, where he blamed Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress for the violence during BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Modi promised that his government will install a grand statue of Bengal icon Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in place of the one smashed during the violence.

Thirteen seats, out of the 80 in Uttar Pradesh, will go to the polls in the last round of the election on Sunday.