Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the BJP’s campaign for April-May National Election, said at a mega rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut that “India’s 130 crore people have made up their mind, it is this government again”. PM Modi has summed up the election as a fight between “Chowkidar” and “Daagdar”.
He claims that it was significant at the time of introducing his campaign from Meerut, a town located 70 km away from Delhi, which has played a central role during the freedom movement in India.
PM Modi continued, “It was here that in 1857, the first war of independence was fought against British rule.”
He repeatedly referred to himself in the third person as “Chowkidar”, the Prime Minister said that those who used to challenge him were continuously speaking in Pakistani language.
“Does this country need heroes of India or heroes of Pakistan? Do we need saboot (proof) or sapoot (good sons)? My country’s sapoot are my biggest saboot,” said PM Modi, referring to row over the impact of air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26, in reply against deadly terror attack in J&K’s Pulwama, in which over 40 CRPF jawans have lost their lives and many were injured.
“If anything at all went wrong in that February 26 operation, wouldn’t they have shredded me, abused me? Would they not have blamed Modi,” added PM Modi.
The Prime Minister said, “I am the person who will put everything at stake for the country. No political or international pressure will restrain your chowkidar. I don’t move around with any bojh (pressure). What do I own? Everything I have is given by you, the country. That is everything,” and asked to chants of “Modi, Modi”.
Targeting Gandhis, PM Modi said that “it is only those who worry about their families who are under pressure.”
He further hits back at opposition, mainly Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi for their criticism of his televised address to the country announcing the success of “Mission Shakti”, or testing India’s anti-satellite weapon or A-SAT.
“I spoke about A-SAT (anti-satellite missile), some intelligent people thought I was talking about a theatre set,” said PM Modi, directly refers to Mr. Gandhi’s tweet by sarcastically wishing him “Happy World Theatre Day.”
India said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “ready for Chowkidari in space”.