A chowkidar can steal in the darkness of the night, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul said “the self-proclaimed watchman of Gujarat” has been providing benefits to one favoured industrial group at the cost of farmers.

Written by Prashant Pandey | Allahabad | Updated: May 6, 2014 9:04 am

Soon after Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on his family in their pocket borough Amethi on Monday, Rahul Gandhi hit back saying the BJP’s PM candidate balked at appointing an RTI Commissioner and Lokayukta in Gujarat for fear of being booked for alleged irregularities in providing benefits to his favourite industrial group.

He also warned the people that a “chowkidar (security guard)” can steal in the “darkness of the night” and, more so, when he is the lone guard.

“Raat ke samay chowkidar chori kar jaate hain (Sometimes even guards steal in the dead of the night). It is likely to happen more so when there is only one guard,” Rahul said.

Modi, in his addresses, have been telling people they have chosen rulers in the last 60 years and now they should choose a “chowkidar” who will guard nation’s resources and will not allow its loot.

Addressing a rally at the Anglo-Bengali Inter-College in Allahabad, Rahul said, once the RTI Commissioner and Lokayukta are appointed, “Gujarat ka chowkidar andar ho jaayega (Gujarat’s security guard will be behind bars).” He pointed out RTI Commissioner was appointed in Gujarat in December 2013 only after court orders and still all 10 commissioners have not been appointed.

Rahul said “the self-proclaimed watchman of Gujarat” has been providing benefits to one favoured industrial group at the cost of farmers.

On Modi’s promise on tackling corruption, Rahul said, “They say, they will use computers to prevent corruption. There is no talk of any legislation. When the UPA government comes in power in 2014, we will take up five bills pending in the Parliament against corruption.” He also blamed BJP and other opposition parties for stalling the Women’s Reservation Bill.

Taking a swipe on the “politics of anger”, a theme on which Modi dwelt at some length in Amethi, Rahul said: “There is no anger among our people. We talk of love.” He was campaigning for party nominees from Allahabad (Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’) and Phulpur (Mohd Kaif).

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  1. K
    May 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm
    Is he telling the world - 'Chawkidaar may have stolen something at darkness and at night. But we looted in broad day light ! now tell me who is better!!!'
  2. S
    May 6, 2014 at 1:13 am
    First he says, not only PM should be chowkidar, everyone should be chowkidar. Then he says chowkidars steal at night.Is he (a) confused, (b) high on some drugs, or (c) actively trying to sabotage himself?
  3. R
    May 6, 2014 at 3:14 am
    Any thing lost in the darkness of night, shall be attributed to poor Chowkidar, by well trained group of persons, trained in their profession, in past 60 years.They will steel in daylight and sing in course,against poor lonely chowkidar who shall not have a witness . He shall not have partners to prove the blame being wrong.
  4. N
    May 6, 2014 at 4:55 am
    He must be remembering his great g father who was a kotwal in delhi during Mugal period.
  5. S
    May 6, 2014 at 3:16 am
    The w nation know about cong-men's expertise and bow their head before you all!
  6. S
    sanjiv sanjiv
    May 6, 2014 at 1:23 am
    he is special chokidar. when he steal in day nobody can watch
  7. V
    vinay kumar
    May 6, 2014 at 11:11 am
    his family is well knowing how to theft because they are doing it from a long time and fooling the country.they have no idea to prevent of theft but how to do they will give statement on that.but in my view if the boss will be serious then he will never dare to theft.
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