On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits out at opposition Congress for calling him “Shauchalaya ka Chowkidar”, saying “I wear their abuse as a badge of honor”. While addressing an election rally in Maharashtra’s Wardha, PM Modi said that the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the state was like “Kumbhakarna”, they took turns to sleep for over 6-months.
The Prime Minister said that “they said I do chowkidari of shauchalaya (toilets). They think they are insulting me but their gaali (abuse) is my gehna (ornament). For me, shauchalaya represents the honor of our mothers and sisters who do not have to face problems because of open defecation.”
In Vidarbha region, Wardha is among the seats where NCP and Congress hope to gain some ground in this election. This region will vote in the first phase of the National Election on April 11.
Vidarbha region is the epicenter of farmer distress. Today, the PM Modi’s rally is strategic, as per the BJP, not only is Wardha a significant landmark in Mahatma Gandhi’s life, it’s also a town with a large number of farmers.
Targets NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, the Prime Minister said that he aspired for the post of Prime Minister but got cold feet and has decided to take the Rajya Sabha route to the parliament instead of contesting elections as he “knows which way the wind is blowing”.
PM Modi said that NCP “was having trouble with their seat-share arrangement” and there was an endless dynastic war, in which Mr. Pawar was sidelined by his nephew.
The Prime Minister alleged Mr. Pawar of forgetting the farmers through he himself was an Agriculture Minister.
He continued, “Today Pawar sahab has been bowled by people. His false promises have been exposed and he has been hit-wicket by his nephew.”
PM Modi further targeted the Congress, alleged it of causing crisis among farmers in the state with its “misrule”. “We are working tirelessly to serve the farmers. The Congress-NCP alliance looted farmers and were involved in the irrigation scam,” he added.