Vote for Modi to make your child 'chowkidar', says CM
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday took a swipe at the BJP's "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, saying that people must vote for the PM if they wanted their children to become 'chowkidar (watchman)'. Meanwhile, the Delhi CM also decided not to celebrate Holi in the backdrop of the Pulwama attack.
Prime Minister Modi recently launched the campaign on social media and added the 'chowkidar' prefix to his Twitter name. Several BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah and Railway minister Piyush Goyal also followed the suit and changed their Twitter names, adding 'chowkidar' as a prefix. The AAP chief poked fun at the campaign in a tweet, saying, "Modi ji wants to make the entire country into chowkidars. If you want to see your children as chowkidars then vote for Modi ji. But if you want to make your children a doctor, engineer and lawyer by giving them good education, then you should vote for the party of educated and honest people, the Aam Aadmi Party." Not only CM Kejriwal, but several other opposition leaders ridiculed the BJP's campaign launched on Saturday in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Delhi CM on Wednesday evening also slammed Finance Minister Arund Jaitley. He said that the Centre has not co-operated with the Delhi government when it wanted to make Mohallah Clinics or in work for the education. He also reminded the Finance Minister how the Deputy CM and other Cabinet members had to do a hunger strike inside the LG house.
The AAP in the coming election kept its focus on the demand of the full-statehood. The key reason behind the demand is the alleged non-cooperation by the Center on various issues. The Delhi Chief Minister from its rallies to the letter for the citizens has also addressed various examples on how the citizens were being neglected by the Center.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Congress had refused to forge an alliance with his party and that the two sides were not in talks with each other. He claimed that reports stating that talks between the AAP and the Congress had been finalised were planted by the grand old party.