Action against corrupt people will continue: PM

The ongoing action against those who indulged in corruption and frauds will continue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Speaking at a rally in Pune ahead of the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections, Modi said the middle class has made a great contribution to the economy.

The city has a sizable middle-class population.

"Over the decades, some wrong tendencies crept into the system, but we are committed to eradicate them," he said.

"Today all these people are being held accountable, the people against whom no one had the courage to take action.....Today you are witnessing that from Delhi to Pune, (the corrupt people facing action)," he said.

Before the Lok Sabha elections, he had managed to bring those who looted the country "to the doorstep of jail", the prime minister said.

"After the new government was formed, did it (such people going to jail) happen or not? Please tell me whether it should happen or not?" Modi asked the gathering.

"You rest assured. This 'silsila' (ongoing action) will continue," he asserted.