In a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has coined a new slogan today during a rally in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur.
The Congress chief raised the slogan
“Gali Gali mein Shor Hai, Hindustan Ka Chowkidar Chor Hai”
This comes a day after he tweeted calling Modi a dictator for getting Congress karyakartas lathi charged during a protest at Bilaspur, Chhatisgarh.
Gandhi also pitched for more women participation in elections.
“I want to see more women candidates in elections because nothing can happen in India without them,” said Gandhi in the poll-bound state as reported by Indian Express.
Promising more employment opportunities if his party comes to power, Gandhi said,
“Hum chahte hain ki ek din aap apne phone ke peeche dekho aur uspe likha ho ‘Made in Rajasthan’, ‘Made in Dungarpur’ (I want to see a day when at the back of your mobile phone it is written Made in Rajasthan, Made in Dungarpur.)”
“After becoming prime minister, Modiji told the nation that he is just a ‘chowkidar’ to take care of every citizen, but all his moves to eradicate black money by demonetisation, imposing GST as ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ on small and medium traders, waiving off Rs 12 lakh crores NPA of banks caused by 15 big business tycoons, and allowing Vijay Mallya to flee the country have established that Modiji is no more a chowkidar,” he said.
Gandhi, who arrived at Bhikha Bhai College Ground here, about 46 km away from Dungarpur district, was addressing a gathering of tribal people ahead of assembly polls in Rajasthan, as reported by The Tribune.
Asking public if a constable would allow a thief to run away from police station, and if the SHO would spare the constable, Gandhi said,
“But prime minister is on mute mode and not speaking a word on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who enabled Vijay Mallya to leave the country. Jaitley met Mallya in Parliament, it is what Jaitley himself confessed, I am not saying this…Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, different slabs of GST, farmers’ crop loan waiver scheme issues and Rafale scam are some of the glaring corruption cases on which nation’s chowikdar is just not caring,” he said.
“Echoes are coming from everywhere. Now public in Rajasthan too is sloganeering: Gali gali mein shor hai, desh ka chowkidar chor hai,” he said.
He, however, assured if the Congress government was voted to power at Centre, GST’s five slabs would be merged into one slab with minimum tax regime.
Further taking a jibe at PM, Gandhi said,
“PM used to do Man Ki Baat but Congress would do and follow ‘janta ki baat’ if voted to power in Rajasthan in upcoming polls.”
Gandhi asked the party leaders to select the deserving women candidates from tribal belt of Udaipur division for the next polls. He, however, said the opportunities would be open to youth who dedicate their services in the party for next five years.
Rahul’s visit to Rajasthan came a few days after he held a roadshow in Madhya Pradesh. This is also his second visit to the state since his roadshow in Jaipur on 11th August.
On Tuesday, during a rally in Rajasthan, BJP chief Amit Shah had taken a jibe at Rahul Gandhi saying it was doubtful whether the Congress leader knows about Rabi and Kharif crops and alleged the opposition party cannot protect farmers’ interest.
Addressing farmers at a function in Nagaur district of poll-bound Rajasthan, Shah had also remarked that the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi do not give slogans merely for elections and they know how to make them a reality.