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Chowkidar not bothered about Rafale but hiding crucial data: Mayawati

BJP leaders may adopt whatever fashion they want, but they should work as the 'watchman' of the law, says Mayawati

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 


BSP supremo Friday attacked the BJP using the 'chowkidar' jibe alleging while its leaders did not care about the files, they are shielding crucial data on unemployment and farmers' plight.

In a series of tweets, she took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra and his colleagues for calling themselves 'chowkidar' (watchman) and alleged they are not bothered about files being "stolen", but are hiding data on "declining" employment rate, poverty and farmers' plight.

"They (the data) are to be hidden for vote/image. Does the country need such a " wrote.


Prime Minister and his partymen have launched "Main bhi (I too am a watchman) campaign to blunt Opposition's, especially the Congress', 'chor hai (watchman is thief' slogan.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister further said while several BJP leaders and ministers declared themselves 'chowkidars' following the PM, CM Yogi Adityanath was not sure whether to announce himself as one or remain a public servant or a yogi (sannyasi).

"BJP leaders may adopt whatever fashion they want", but they should work as the 'watchman' of the law and Constitution, she said.

"People want just this much," she added.

First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 11:15 IST