Congress president Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo at PM Modi, taking a dig at his ‘chowkidar’ slogan, and said that the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘achhe din ayenge’ slogan five years ago has now turned into ‘chowkidar chor hai’.
Addressing a public gathering on Thursday, Gandhi raked up the Rafale issue, implying that Reliance Defence owner Anil Ambani enjoyed impunity even in the presence of ‘chowkidars’. It is to be noted that PM Modi addresses himself as a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of India against the forces of corruption.
“Mazdur ke ghar ke samne kabhi chowkidar ko aapne dekha? Nahi. Anil Ambani ke ghar ke samne kitne chowkidar hain? Hazaron chowkidar hain Anil Ambani ke paas… Jo apne sang chori kiya hai, uski chowkidari karne ke liye… Pehle ‘achhe din ayenge’ janta dekhti reh gayi… Paanch saal baad dekha nara badal gaya ‘chowkidar chor hai’… Aur chhoti chori nahi ki… Main aapko bata raha hoon, chunav ke baad enquiry hogi… Jail mein chowkidar hoga…
Gandhi said to a resounding audience that raised slogans of ‘chowkidar chor hai’, news agency ANIreported.