While claiming that the foundation for the defeat of the UPA had been laid, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday lashed out at the UPA for failing to present its report card for the past 10 years.

Addressing an election rally in favour of LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, who is contesting from here, Mr. Modi said it was the duty of the UPA government to state what it had done in the last 10 years. The Congress, instead, was demanding a report card from him.

“I have given it and that is why the people have elected me for the fourth time,” Mr Modi said. He charged the Congress with arrogance for its reluctance to tell the people what its achievements were. “The Congress should give an account for each paisa and each moment spent. What it was spent on and how and,” he said.

He also issued a warning to “news traders” who are reporting that the Congress will perform well, saying the people will teach them a lesson.

Mr. Modi said the polls would disprove political pundits as elections was not based on arithmetic but more on the chemistry with the people.

The BJP leader said it was clear from the elections held so far that the mother-son government had been voted out and that the May 16 result would usher in a new government.