Cricketer-turned-politician and senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu went all guns blazing at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked voters to vote cautiously. Sidhu said that one wrong vote can make your child 'chaiwala', ‘pakodewala’ or ‘chowkidar’.
“Better prevent and prepare, rather than repent and repair,” he tweeted.
“Better prevent and prepare, rather than repent and repair,” Sidhu, who has been targeting PM Modi ever since he left the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2016, tweeted.
एक गलत वोट आपके बच्चों को चायवाला, पकौड़ेवाला या चौकीदार बना सकता है|
Better prevent and prepare, rather then repent and repair...— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) April 29, 2019
Earlier on Friday, he said the Narendra Modi government only worked for a few affluent people and asked people to oust it with a "sixer".
Speaking at a poll rally in south Mumbai, the former Indian cricketer said the government had failed to create jobs despite its GDP growth being higher than that of China.
"Modiji, you are the PM of only affluent people. You are not the PM of poor citizens. You have never been seen among the poor and farmers of the country, because you were always busy doing 'chowkidari' of the Ambanis and Adanis," Sidhu claimed.
"You promised two crore jobs but could create only 8 lakh jobs in the past five years. Look At China. Its GDP growth is 6.2 per cent but it created 70 lakh jobs in five years. Our GDP growth is 8 per cent but you could create only 8 lakh jobs," he told the crowd.
"The time has come to hit a sixer and dispatch these people (government) out of the state," he said.
Earlier on April 22, the Election Commission had banned Sidhu from campaigning for 72 hours for violating the model code of conduct.