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'Chowkidar' is vigilant, corrupt politicians will pay for misdeeds: Modi

IANS  |  Agra 

Calling himself a 'chowkidar' (watchman) who is ever vigilant, on Wednesday said that political leaders involved in scandals and corruption should be ready to pay for their misdeeds.

"The 'chowkidar' is vigilant, alert and working 24x7. No amount of political conspiracies and alliances will be able to stop my war against corruption," the told a public gathering at Meena Kothi grounds here.

Addressing people after laying foundation stones and inaugurating developmental projects worth Rs 3,500 crore, took on the opposition.

In an apparent reference to the likely alliance between the and the in Uttar Pradesh, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, said it was now clear that their leaders were worried about their misdeeds and were trying to join ranks to stop the investigative agencies from acting against them.

"People who were not even ready to see each other's face are now striking alliances... Chowkidaar ko door se hi dekh kar ye ghabra jaate hain..."

He asked the crowd whether or not he should perform his duties as a 'chowkidar', working honestly.

When people responded 'yes', the said all conspiracies against him would be defeated and the investigative agencies would not stop until each paise of public money looted was unearthed and accounted for.

He referred to the scam in in which then governments plundered public money to fill their own coffers.

"Everything is forgotten... The infamous guest house incident of Lucknow, the Muzaffarnagar riots and much more... The agenda is one now: Save your skin and work to defeat Modi, because the 'chowkidar jagtaa hai'."

He also targeted the Congress, saying its leaders were now jittery because "Michel Mama" -- a reference to British middleman -- was in custody of government agencies regarding the Augusta Westland scam.

"Now that he is in India, these leaders are sweating, so much so that they have hired a to protect him from the law."

He slammed leaders for insulting and humiliating India's

"You all have seen how leaders tried to disrespect Nirmala Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha when she was exposing their bundles of lies bit by bit.

"They thought Modi was like other politicians and that he will rust with time but find me the same man I was four years back and now they are scared," he added.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 18:20 IST
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