New Delhi: A case was registered against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for repeatedly asking the crowd at his rally in Bihar’s Samastipur to chant ‘chowkidar chor hai‘. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and former Deputy CM of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav was also present at the rally. The case was filed in Ara Civil Court by an advocate against both Gandhi and Yadav, reported news agency ANI.
The complainant Satyavrat, has sought registration of case under sections 124(A) and 505(1) of IPC, which pertain to sedition and causing fear and alarm among public whereby any person may be induced to commit an offence against the state. The complainant, an advocate by profession said that he was deeply hurt when he watched Gandhi asking the crowd to chant the slogan. The case will be heard on April 29.
Earlier on Friday, while addressing a rally in Samastipur, the Congress president, who has been rankling the ruling BJP with his slogan ‘Chowkidar chor hai’, a jibe at PM Modi, sought to electrify the crowds by making them chant the pungent one-liner a number of times.
Besides, he lambasted PM Modi and claimed,”Lakhs of crores have been gifted to thieves like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya by the ‘chowkidar’ (An epithet the Prime Minister uses for himself).”
“Bihar was promised a special package, besides there were promises of two crore jobs, Rs 15 lakh into the accounts of all poor, Gandhi recalled, adding kuchh nahin sab jhootha hai, Narendra Modi ne loota hai”, (all promises are proven false. Narendra Modi has robbed people of whatever they had),” Rahul had alleged.
Calling the NYAY programme proposed in his partys manifesto a surgical strike on poverty, Gandhi declared the scheme will be entirely funded with the money that thieves like Anil Ambani plunder with Narendra Modis help.
The Congress president also mocked PM Modi for making military operations carried out after terror attacks in Uri and Pulwama a poll plank and quipped wherever he goes he gives discourses on the surgical strikes since he is left with nothing else. “He carries teleprompter wherever he goes to deliver his speeches”, the Congress president said and turned towards the young RJD leader for a moment saying Tejashwi ji, you too would have noticed the teleprompter.
Bihar’s Samastipur Lok Sabha seat which is reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates will vote on April 29, Monday. The parliamentary constituency will witness a tough battle between Former state minister Ashok Ram of Congress and Ramchandra Paswan, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s brother.