Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ slogan hasn’t been resonating with people on the ground. Numerous journalists, sympathetic to the Congress party, have expressed their frustration with the fact that the Congress party has chosen to go hammer and tongs with the slogan even though the public does not appear inclined to believe that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a corrupt politician.
Further evidence of that came from the Congress President’s rally in Jharkhand. As per reports, at a rally in Simdega yesterday, where Rahul Gandhi was campaigning for the Congress candidate from Khunti Lok Sabha constituency, Congress workers raised his usual ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ slogan but Adivasi women present were reportedly having none of it. They responded with chants of ‘Modi Zindabad’ of their own.
Reporters present at the scene asked the women the reason for their support towards Narendra Modi. They said that they were supporting the Prime Minister because they had received toilets, gas connections, houses and electricity during his tenure.
Apart from causing him embarrassment, the slogan has also gotten Rahul Gandhi into legal troubles. Recently, he was forced to apologize before the Supreme Court for attributing the slogan to a verdict delivered by the highest court of the country. The Court wasn’t satisfied with mere ‘regret’ and demanded that the Congress President issue a complete apology in the matter.