Political slogans have always been the darndest things.
From ‘Ab ki baar Modi Sarkaar’ to ‘Dehen karo Modi ki Lanka, behen Priyanka,’ there’s more talent in those IT cells than there is on most of the podiums these slogans are delivered on.
But this time, Rajnath Singh jumped the bandwagon.
Retorting to Rahul Gandhi’s successive and tireless attacks on PM Narendra Modi, with his ‘Chowkidaar chor hai’ jibe, Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivered a powerful comeback at a rally in Moradabad.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Moradabad: Main kehna chahta hoon chowkidaar chor nahi hai, balki hamara chowkidaar pure hai. Agli baar usko PM banna sure hai, aur yahi bharat ki samasyaon ka cure hai. pic.twitter.com/KRhMVg2ZNr— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 11, 2019
“Main kehna chahta hoon chowkidaar chor nahi hai.
Balki hamara chowkidaar pure hai.
Agli baar usko PM banna sure hai.
Aur yahi bharat ki samasyaon ka cure hai.”
Unfortunately, though, there was no beatboxing at the background when he delivered these lines — with a measured pause in-between, clearly sticking to the rhythm.
Does that make Rajnath Singh the Rally Boy? We guess so!
That Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy has caught the fancy of both the BJP and the Congress is something most of us have already figured through their official social media feed. And quite frankly, there’s no ‘azadi’ from that, is there?
But Rajnath Singh evoking his inner Ranveer Singh is a sight we honestly thought we’d never have to see.
And so did Twitter.
Gully Boy (Ayodhya) just dropped his new single. pic.twitter.com/cTTH4gcqWg— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) February 11, 2019
Jiske bhashan mai jhooth ghanghor haiUske singhasan mai ab hilor haiKyunki hawa ka rukh ulti ore haiAb to Gali gali mai shore haiChowkidar hi? Chowkidar hi?— manu rest in peace (@manukalsi1) February 12, 2019
Aur Rajnath Singh Ji is like yeh keh rahe hain kyoon ke woh Majboor hai.— Basharath (بشارت علی) (@BasharathAli2) February 12, 2019
There's a typo. "yahi bharat ki samasyaon ka core* hai".— Batty (@MrBatty_) February 11, 2019
fr chacha ne mic drop kiya...?— S Aamir Ali سید عامر علی (@faakiraa) February 12, 2019
In all this, it is Ranveer Singh who gets to drop the mic, not Rajnath Singh.
For Gully Boy just got a bigger boost than Uri did.
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