The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit out at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign saying 'chowkidars' work really hard in their lives and it is better to become a watchman than being a ‘big liar’ like the AAP chief.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the countrymen to become ‘Chowkidars’ so that they can fight against corruption and social evils, the BJP's Delhi unit said on Wednesday. Anybody who contributes to the progress of the country is a 'Chowkidar' but Arvind Kejriwal won't understand this as he has nothing to do with the country and its countrymen, the Delhi BJP tweeted.
BJP’s remarks came after Kejriwal asked people to vote for PM Modi again only if they wanted their children to become watchmen.
"Modi wants to turn India into a nation of watchmen. If you want your children to become one, vote for Modi. But if you want your children to get educated and become doctors, engineers and lawyers, vote for AAP, a party of honest and educated people," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
Earlier on Saturday, PM Modi urged his supporters to take the 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' (I too am watchman) pledge and said he was not alone in the fight against graft and social evils.
"Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar. Today, every Indian is saying-#MainBhiChowkidar," the prime minister wrote on Twitter.
Soon after, Gandhi mocked him and tweeted, "Defensive tweet Mr Modi! You feeling a little guilty today" while a tagging a picture of Modi along with businessmen such as Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, Anil Ambani and Gautam Adani.
The prime minister is also scheduled to interact with people, who have pledged their support to the 'Main bhi chowkidar' (I also am a watchman) campaign, from 500 places in the country on March 31.