Galli galli me shor hai, desh ka chowkidar chor hai, Rahul mocks Modi...Smriti says Cong Prez has no respect for post of PM

Dungarpur (Rajasthan), Sep 20:In a no-hold-barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said people are now heard saying that the country’s "watchman” is a “thief”.The remark at a public meeting provoked immediate condemnation by the BJP with Union minister Smriti Irani telling reporters it showed that the Congress leader has no respect for the prime minister’s post. Gandhi was referring to the Prime Minister’s “silence” on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal with France and the Modi government’s “failure” to bring fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to book. Modi had said he did not want to become the country’s prime minister, but its ‘chowkidar’ (watchman), Gandhi recalled.He added now it is heard on the streets that the country’s ‘chowkidar’ is a thief. “Galli galli me shor hai, desh ka chowkidar chor hai,” he said in Hindi at a rally in tribal dominated Sagwara of Udaipur district.Assembly elections will be held in Rajasthan later this year.Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that his party will not make false promises like putting Rs 15 lakh in every citizen's bank account."You have listened to these false promises... I want to ask you -- did you receive Rs 15 lakh in your bank accounts? Yes or No? We will not make these false promises like Modi did," Gandhi said at a party rally here."But whatever the strength of the Congress, it will be used for the uplift of the people of Rajasthan," he said.Rajasthan Assembly elections are due by the year-end.Gandhi was referring to Modi's promise ahead of the 2014 general elections to bring back black money stashed abroad and deposit Rs 15 lakh each in the bank accounts of people out of that money.The Congress leader also criticised the Centre for its flagship schemes like 'Make in India', claiming that "everything in India is made by China"."We want to hear that the products in India are also made in Dungarpur...," Gandhi said.Comparing the employment rates in China and India, Gandhi blamed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government for the conditions in this country. "Only 450 jobs are given in India, whereas China creates 50,000 jobs a day."Referring to Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' monthly radio address, Gandhi said: "The Prime Minister only talks of his 'Mann ki Baat'... he is not interested in our 'Mann ki Baat'."He said that the strength of India lies in listening to the views of each and every citizen, irrespective of their religion, caste or status in society.Agencies