New Delhi | Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Saturday he will stand by his “Chowkidar Chor Hai” jibe as it is a reality and will continue using the slogan again Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a press conference held in New Delhi, he said,” There is a process is going on in the Supreme Court and I made a comment attributed to SC so I apologised. I did not apologise to the BJP or Modi ji. ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ will remain our slogan,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP-led government of compromising in dealing with the challenge of terrorism and cited the release Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during the NDA rule.
“Masood Azhar is a terrorist, he must be punished. But who sent him to Pakistan?,” the Congress chief asked, adding that his party had never sent a terrorist back to Pakistan.
He blamed the Modi government for the persisting unemployment problems in the country.
“The biggest issue right now is unemployment and the way Modi ji has destroyed the economy. The country is asking that Modi ji you promised us two crore jobs, what about that? He doesn’t speak a word on jobs or farmers as he has nothing to say,” he said.
He further slammed the BJP for using the Army in their election campaigns.
“The army, air force or navy are not the personal property of Narendra Modi ji like he thinks. When he says that surgical strikes during the UPA were done in video games then he is not insulting Congress but the army,” Gandhi said.
He slammed the Election Commission for not taking action against the violations of the code committed by the party and accused them of being “biased” towards the ruling party.