Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chaukidar hi chor hai’ attack for PM Modi on Rafale turns into viral qawwali

Not too long ago, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had launched a tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the alleged corruption in the Rafale deal. Accusing Modi of corruption, Rahul had called him a thief, who ‘stole’ the money from ordinary public to benefit his billionaire friend Anil Ambani.

Source: Screenshot from viral video

Days later, Rahul words have been given a shape into a popular qawwali, a form sufi form of singing. A video of a qawwali singer entertaining his packed audience with lines stolen from Rahul’s press conference has gone viral on social media now.

In the video, an unnamed qawwali singer is seen performing to his audience. His starts his performance with lyrics that are designed to slam Modi for his failure as India’s prime minister. He says how Indians trusted him as an able administrator and made him a chief minister of Gujarat. People of India, he continues, elevated Modi to become India’s prime minister believing in his promises. However, the singer laments, Modi has caused financial ruins to ordinary public, who had no clue how they will run their families.

However, his concluding lines are what have caught the attention of netizens are the lines borrowed from Rahul Gandhi, later used by his supporters during a protest rally outside the CBI headquarters. The singer says, “Charon taraf ye shor hai, chaukidaar hi chor hai (Streets are buzzing with noise that our security guard is a thief).”

Soon after becoming the prime minister, Modi had introduced himself a security guard of the country, who will protect India’s wealth from corrupt individuals. But the Rafale deal has come to haunt the prime minister as the Congress sharpens its knife to sink the BJP’s boat by capitalising on the alleged corruption in the defence deal, personally signed by Modi.

Janta Ka Reporter in its three part series last had first exposed the scam in the purchase of Rafale jets from the French company Dassault aviation.  (You can read them here Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3).


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