Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday denounced Congress president Rahul Gandhi's persistent 'chowkidar chor hai' jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and coined a rhyming slogan in his defence.
While addressing a rally here, Singh said that the Prime Minister is not a "chor" (thief) but "pure and that he is the only "cure" for country.
Addressing a gathering here, he said, Main kehna chahta hoon chowkidaar chor nahi hai, balki hamara chowkidaar pure hai. Agli baar usko PM banna sure hai, aur yahi bharat ki samasyaon ka cure hai. (I want to say that our chowkidaar is not a thief but is an honest man. He will be the PM for the next time for sure and that is the cure for all problems in India.)
Singhs remark comes after Gandhi on Monday continued his "chowkidar chor hai" barb, in a veiled reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that his party would not sit idle until a government based on Congress ideology is formed in Uttar Pradesh.
Attacking the Prime Minister, Rahul said: "The country's 'chowkidar' looted the people of Uttar Pradesh, the Air Force and others in the country. Chowkidar chor hai!" (ANI)