BSP supremo Mayawati on Friday attacked the BJP using the â€˜chowkidarâ€™ jibe alleging while its leaders did not care about the Rafale files, they are shielding crucial data on unemployment and farmersâ€™ plight. In a series of tweets, she took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his colleagues for calling themselves â€˜chowkidarâ€™ (watchman) and alleged they are not bothered about Rafale files being â€œstolenâ€, but are hiding data on â€œdecliningâ€ employment rate, poverty and farmersâ€™ plight.Â Â Â Â Â Â
â€œThey (the data) are to be hidden for vote/image. Does the country need such a chowkidar?â€ Mayawati wrote.
Prime Minister Modi and his partymen have launched â€œMain bhi chowkidar (I too am a watchman) campaign to blunt Oppositionâ€™s, especially the Congressâ€™, â€˜chowkidar chor hai (watchman is thiefâ€™ slogan.Â Â
BJP leaders are scrambling to declare themselves chowkidar for appeasement but people like UP CM are in quandary; remain jansevak/Yogi or became chowkidar. They are free for any fashion but must be committed to constitution & rule of law, this is what people of the country want.â€” Mayawati (@Mayawati) March 22, 2019
BJP leaders are free to do whatever they want & amuse themselves as they wish but in the process they should not insult country & denigrate constitutional post in any way. Let DM, CM & PM remain as per the provision of the constitution. They can do chowkidari after losing polls.â€” Mayawati (@Mayawati) March 22, 2019
The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister further said while several BJP leaders and ministers declared themselves â€˜chowkidarsâ€™ following the PM, CM Yogi Adityanath was not sure whether to announce himself as one or remain a public servant or a yogi (sannyasi).
â€œBJP leaders may adopt whatever fashion they wantâ€, but they should work as the â€˜watchmanâ€™ of the law and Constitution, she said.
â€œPeople want just this much,â€ she added.Â