New Delhi: Taking on the Modi government’s ‘chowkidar’ campaign, AIMIM chief Assaduddin Owaisi hit out against PM Modi over the Pulwama attack and asked if he “slept after eating beef biryani” while 40 CRPF personnel died.

Asaduddin’s younger brother and party legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi too targeted Modi over his ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign and said if the prime minister wished to be a watchman, he would offer him a security guard’s cap and a whistle.

Referring to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s clarification over the Indian Air Force’s strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot that “300 active mobile phones were detected at campsite”, the AIMIM chief said, “I want to ask Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister Modi that if NTRO can watch about 300 cell phones in Balakot then sitting in Delhi were you not able to see how 50 kg RDX was brought in Pulwama.”

Continuing his tirade, Owaisi at a Hyderabad rally on Saturday added, “…Right under your nose 50 kg RDX was transported in Pulwama. Were you not able to see it? Were you sleeping? Did you eat biryani. Maybe you had beef biryani and slept. Here our 40 people died.”

Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) engineered an attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14 that killed 40 CRPF personnel and injured five others.

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) MLA Akbaruddin, who represents Chandrayangutta constituency in Old City, and is known for hurling ‘chaiwala’ jibes at Modi, mocked the prime minister’s chowkidar campaign.

In the run-up to the general election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has stepped up its ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign with Modi along with all senior ministers and party leaders, including president Amit Shah, prefixing the word “chowkidar” to their Twitter handles.

 

With PTI inputs