‘Chowkidar chor hai’ coined by youth of country, says Rahul
By  Shimon Chadha | Updated:  May 09, 2019, 01:01 PM
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, at an election rally in the Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh, explained the origin of the “Chowkidar chor hai” slogan, which is very frequently used by many Congress leaders.
Gandhi claimed that at a rally in Chhattisgarh, he had mentioned how the “chowkidar” had promised two crore jobs to the yough, and Rs. 15 lakh deposited in the bank account of each person, but neither promise was fulfilled. Gandhi continued, “Around 10-15 young men in the rally said ‘chor hai’. I did not hear it the first time. So I asked them again. They said ‘chor hai’ ”.
The Congress President said that the popular slogan is “not coined by the Congress or Rahul Gandhi, but by the youth, farmers and labourers of India”.
Gandhi slammed Modi for the Rafale fighter jet deal, alleging that the PM had helped industrialist and Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani, a “thief”, allegedly a close friend of Modi, acquire the money.
The three-time MP spoke about the Nyay scheme proposed by the Congress in its manifesto, whose income guarantee scheme ensures that Rs.72,000 be given per year to five crore poor families across the country. He also said that 22 lakh government posts, which are currently vacant, will be filled within a year of the Congress coming to power.
Bhind will go to polls on May 12, in the sixth phase of the ongoing 17th Lok Sabha elections. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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