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Rahul Gandhi: BJP leaders watch porn, workers beat women

TARGETING Narendra Modi over his remarks that he wants to be a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of the country, Rahul Gandhi Thursday said sometimes a chowkidar also “indulges in theft” so the “keys” of the country cannot be given to just one person. Raking up the snooping controversy, Rahul also questioned the BJP’s claim to work for […]

Jhunjhunu | Updated: April 11, 2014 1:25:11 am

TARGETING Narendra Modi over his remarks that he wants to be a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of the country, Rahul Gandhi Thursday said sometimes a chowkidar also “indulges in theft” so the “keys” of the country cannot be given to just one person.

Raking up the snooping controversy, Rahul also questioned the BJP’s claim to work for empowerment of women, saying in Gujarat policemen “are sent behind women” while their workers beat women in Karnataka in the name of moral policing and their “MLAs watch porn” on mobile phone in Assembly.

Addressing a public rally in this Congress bastion, Rahul said there is a “big difference” between the Congress and BJP, which is reflected in the fact that while Modi seeks support of people saying he wants to become a chowkidar of the country, Congress wants to make crores of people the country’s ‘chowkidar’.

“We want to hand over the keys of the country to crores of people of the nation. You people need not one chowkidar. There are already several big chowkidars and they needed to be removed and this is why we empower you with right to information and MGNREGA,” he said.

“We are different in thoughts. BJP says that give the keys of the country to him, make him chowkidar and everything will be fine… But sometimes chowkidar also indulges in theft but if there are crores of chowkidar, they will not let this (theft) happen,” he said.

Rahul, who was addressing the meeting in support of the party candidate from Jhunjhunu Rajbala Ola, targeted Modi and BJP over snoopgate and the party’s call for women empowerment. “I saw a BJP poster which said they wanted to empower women. People say there is a lot of progress in Gujarat. But in Gujarat, policemen are sent behind women, women’s phones are tapped by policemen. Their workers beat women in Karnataka in the name of moral policing, their MLAs watch porn on mobile phone in Chhattisgarh Assembly, their leader went to jail on rape charges…They oppose women reservation Bill in Parliament… How can they talk about women empowerment?,” he asked.

Rahul said BJP’s “balloon” got burst in 2004 and 2009 elections due to “stones thrown by farmers” and this time again the party has brought a balloon, “filled with Gujarat Model”.

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