Those out on bail opposing ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’, says BJP in dig at Congress

Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said over 1 crore people have pledged their support to ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign and PM Modi will speak to some of them on March 31 via video conferencing.
Ravi Shankar Prasad said the ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign has become a people movement and a global trend.(PTI)
Ravi Shankar Prasad said the ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign has become a people movement and a global trend.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 01:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Corrspondent

The BJP trained its guns on the opposition Congress on Tuesday for criticizing Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad in a veiled attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi said only people who are “out on bail” are opposing it.

Ravi Shankar Prasad said the ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign has become a people movement and a global trend. “But some people are opposing it. These are people who are born in affluence and are out on bail. They have things to hide,” he said.

During a rally in Karnataka on Monday, Rahul Gandhi on Monday criticised the social media campaign saying that PM Modi came up with it after he was “caught stealing public money”.

Top BJP leaders added the chowkidar prefix to their Twitter handles after the PM launched the campaign on Saturday.

“Ahead of the 2014 elections, Modi likened himself to a chowkidar who would keep everyone honest. When he became the PM, Modi said make me chowkidar. He did not say make the whole country chowkidar,” the Congress boss said. He alleged that the Prime Minister was the chowkidar of top businessmen.

Rahul Gandhi’s sister and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi had also taken a swipe at the ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign during her boat yatra in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. She said that only the rich have watchmen, the poor are their own watchmen.

Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said over 1 crore people have pledged their support to ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’ campaign and PM Modi will speak to some of them on March 31 via video conferencing.

He said that people from all walks of life have participated in the campaign and it was the top trend in India for two consecutive days.

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