Updated: March 21, 2019 1:42:36 am
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a dig at the BJP’s ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ campaign Wednesday, saying that if people wanted their children to become chowkidars, they should vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a tweet, Kejriwal said, “Modi ji wants to turn everyone in the country into a chowkidar. If you want to make your children chowkidars, vote for Modi ji. But if you want that your children get good education and become doctors, engineers and lawyers, vote for the Aam Aadmi Party which has honest and educated people.”
Over the past five days, the BJP has intensified its ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ campaign, with Delhi BJP leaders launching its campaign along these lines on Wednesday. At a public meeting in Laxmi Nagar on Tuesday, Kejriwal had said that he was an educated man who does not make hollow promises. “Padha likha aadmi hoon, farzi degree nahi hai mere pass. Poori planning ke saath aaya hoon, poori zimmedaari ke saath bol raha hoon (I am an educated man. I don’t have a fake degree. I have come with a plan and I am taking full responsibility for what I say),” he had said, while talking about how his government had implemented the power and water subsidy promise he had made before the 2015 Assembly polls.
The Delhi BJP hit out at Kejriwal for his statement. “Anybody who contributes to the progress of the country is a ‘Chowkidar’ but Kejriwal won’t understand this as he has nothing to do with the country and its countrymen… Chowkidars work really hard and are unlike AAP, which wastes public money for their own promotion,” the party unit said on Twitter.
Later in the day, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari also hit out at the CM. “People who are saying chowkidar chor hai are insulting mothers. A mother is a child’s chowkidar. A father is the family’s chowkidar. Making fun of chowkidars is like insulting the people of the country,” he said.
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