"Prices of essential commodities as well as that of petrol and diesel are falling since Modi became Prime Minister and the downward trend could continue further in the month of October," he said addressing an election meeting at Lonavala near here.

Shah stressed on a harmonious Centre-State relationship and urged people to vote BJP to power in Maharashtra in the October 15 assembly polls to ensure proper development of the state.

"Maharashtra should have a government that will work shoulder to shoulder with Narendra Modi at the Centre to take the state ahead on the path of development," Shah added.

The BJP president also attacked Congress-NCP alliance alleging that people of the state were condemned to a 15-year-old "corrupt rule" that took Maharashtra backward.

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