All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi is known for his controversial statements and once again the politician is making headlines for his remarks over PM Modi for his Main Bhi Chowkidar” campaign.
In this campaign, all the BJP leaders have changed their names on their social media handles by prefixing ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) to it. This campaign was launched on March 16. Also, the Congress president Rahul Gandhi has countered the movement with ‘chowkidar chor hai’ phrase which he used while making an accusation of corruption in the Rafale deal.
The younger Owaisi said “Kaisey vote dete ho. Kabhi chaiwala ban jata hai, kabhi fakir ban janata hai, kabhi nalo mein se gas nikalkta hai. Arey aapdekho, accha chowkidaar hai, pehley jab chaiwaley boley they toho mainey bola tha ketli mai dunga, chai ka patti maidunga, abhi bhi bol raha hu agar chowkidaari ki itni khwaish hai toh aja, sar par chowkidaari ki topi aur galley mein seetimai pehnaunga (How do you vote for him? Sometimes he is a tea seller, other times he is ascetic, sometimes he takes out gas out of sewers. When he said he is a tea seller, I said I will supply the teapot and tea leaves to you and now if he really wishes to be a watchman, I promise to put a cap on his head and a whistle in his neck.
He also said that he has seen PM name as Chowkidar Narendra Modi on Twitter and he suggested that he should change his name on the Adhar card and passport as well. He went on saying that “We want a PM, not a ‘Chaiwala’ or ‘Pakodewala’.”
This attack came after the elder Owaisi brother slammed PM Modi for government failure over the Pulwama attack. He said in a statement that “I want to ask PM Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh if you ate beef biryani and slept when the attack occurred,”
AIMIM chief is contesting the Lok elections from Hyderabad against BJP’s Bhagwant Rao.