New Delhi: In Fight of LS Poll, ahead of the general elections, BJP has launched a new campaign to counter Congress's 'Chowkidar Chor hai' jibe. A video with tagline 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' was tweeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning aiming to mobilise and tag anyone who fights against 'social evil and corruption' as a watchman or a Chowkidar. Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly hurled the "chowkidar chor hai" jibe at PM Modi to claim irregularities and favouritism in the Rafale deal. "Gali gali mein shor hai, Hindustan ka chowkidar chor hai (There is noise everywhere, the country's guard is a thief)," Gandhi has often said at public rallies.
It is to be noted that RSS affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh recently sought an apology from the Congress chief for "insulting all the security guards in the country". They threatened to launch a nation-wide stir if the party did not stop using it. BMS general secretary Virjesh Upadhyay said "It has become a fashion to raise such derogatory slogans in poll meetings and the Congress should apologise to the watchmen in the country for their character assassination,".
Last week, Gandhi had said that PM Modi is "chowkidar" of Anil Ambani, and not of the nation. "When I raised questions over Rafale deal, PM Modi couldn't see into my eyes. He said he wants to be 'chowkidar' of the country but he is 'chowkidar' of Anil Ambani whose Rs 45,000 crore debt was waived off, and also gave him Rs 30,000 crore Rafale jet deal," he said.
The Congress has also been using prime minister's 'Modi hai to mumkin hai' slogan to mock the Bharatiya Janata Party over Rafale jet deal. Rahul Gandhi-led party tweeted images of PM Modi with Anil Ambani with a hashtag 'Namumkin ab Mumkin hai' (impossible is possible now).