Choose between honest 'chowkidar' and corrupt 'naamdar': PM to voters
Ahmednagar: Seeking to make the Lok Sabha polls a contest between him and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked voters to chose between 'imaandar chowkidar' and 'bhrashtachari naamdar'.
Gandhi has been hurling the "chowkidar chor hai" jibe at Modi to claim irregularities in Rafale deal, while the PM has been calling the Congress chief as 'naamdar' (dynast).
At a rally here to campaign for BJP-Shiv Sena alliance candidates of Ahmednagar and Shirdi Lok Sabha constituencies respectively, Modi said, "You have to decide the country's future and which direction will it take in this election.
"You have to chose between imaandar chowkidar and bhrashtachari naamdar. You also have to choose between heroes of India and supporters of Pakistan," he said.
Modi said in the last five years, people have seen that his government is a strong regime which takes decisions.
"You have seen Chowkidar's government which is strong and takes decisions. Scams and decision-making delays were the order of the day during the remote-controlled government (UPA) earlier," Modi said.
If people compare the Congress-led alliance with the NDA, the latter's "buland irade" (strong intentions) are visible, Modi said.
"During the UPA rule, bomb blasts were frequent in which farmers, middle class people and traders were killed.
Blasts happened in trains, buses and stations. But under the Chowkidar's rule, where are the bomb blasts," he said.
"This is because the Chowkidar has instilled fear in minds of the terror perpetrators that even a single mistake would prove costly for them. The Chowkidar will find them from hell and punish them," Modi said, asking the crowd if it agreed with his policy of eliminating terrorists by going into their territory and killing them.
Modi said the earlier government looked weak "in front of Pakistan and rest of the world".
"Our army wanted to take revenge but the (then) government kept quiet. This Chowkidar gave permission (to army) to kill terrorists by going inside their territory. Are you happy with this strong government," he said.