‘Gali gali mein shor hai, desh ka chowkidar chor hai’, Rahul attacks PM Modi

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Sagwara, Rajasthan: In a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who called himself as nation’s ‘chowkidar’, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at him saying a slogan is now popular everywhere as “gali gali mein shor hai, desh ka chowkidar chor hai”.
“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 demonetization, 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.
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 Center, GST’s five slabs would be merged into one slab with minimum tax regime.
Recalling a picture of Sachin Pilot driving a bike on which Ashok Gehlot was sitting on the back seat in Karauli on September 11, Gandhi said, “I got confident that now Congress party will not only unitedly contest the assembly polls in Rajasthan, but win it to form the next government.”
“This friendship between two ‘Sachin & Pilot’ has emerged in view of public’s pains and sorrow which they are facing in the Raje government. This cause has enabled the unity of the Congress leaders. Hence both of them came together on the bike to address your woes,” Gandhi said.
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.

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