After India’s air strikes on terrorist training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot, on Thursday, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s critic would now admit that “chowkidar sher hai”.
While addressing a BJP event at Derabis in Kendrapara district, Mr. Pradhan claims that those who have questioned the ability of the Prime Minister hailed the Indian Air Force, which in turn praised PM Modi.
Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi has time and again mocks at PM Modi as “chowkidar chor hai” in the context of Rafale fighter jets deal.
The origin of the line dates back to the run-up of 2014 General Elections when the Prime Minister had promised to work as a “chowkidar” to guard the money of countrymen and also their trust once elected to the top office.
Union Petroleum Minister also said that some people have questioned where was PM Modi’s 56-inch chest, immediately after the deadly terror attack in Pulwama, which took lives of over 40 CRPF jawans.
Within 15-days of the Pulwama terror attack, Indian Air Forces entered into Pakistan’s air space and destroyed over 300 terrorists, added Mr. Pradhan.
He further said that “the people who were raising the question on the 56-inch chest hailed Indian Air Force (IAF) which in turn praised Modi. The IAF has downed a flight of Pakistan.”
Mr. Pradhan said that “the Indian pilot, who is in captivity of Pakistan, will soon return home safely.”
It’s for the first time after the 1970s war that the Indian Air Force has crossed the LoC as PM Modi has already said that Pakistani will be taught a lesson and has to “bite the dust”, added Mr. Pradhan.
He continued that Odisha was second to none when the matter comes to make sacrifice for the country.
Mr. Pradhan further pointed out that “two of our Odia jawans have laid down their lives in the Pulwama incident.”