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Clarify On Rafale Or People Will Say ‘Chowkidaar Chor Hai’, Shatrughan Sinha Slams PM

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| January 19 , 2019 , 17:24 IST

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday. He said, "People will say 'chowkidaar is a thief' if you don't clarify on Rafale.”

He further said, "We are here to give a new direction to the country. We are here to take the views of NEWS (North East West South) of United India. The mood of the country is one and is towards development. There is too much of life among the younger generation. I cannot compromise with principles.“

“Before BJP, I belong to this country (on talks of getting removed from the party). If speaking the truth is rebellious, then I am a rebel. Demonetisation was not the party's decision. People could not overcome the effects of demonetization that the government decided to roll out the Goods and Service Tax. Several traders were hit badly by the decision." He even said that he does not fear being thrown out by his party.

Although he played safe when a reporter asked him questions on Ram Temple and avoided it by saying, “ Khamosh”.

When he was questioned about the chances of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the next Prime Minister he said, "She is a national leader in the true sense. She is really a tried, tested and experienced leader.Still, there is time for people see the writing on the wall.”

"There is a long gap between performances and promises. That gap needs to be handled well. The people will decide who will be the next Prime Minister, it is not our job," he added.

Meanwhile, while addressing a rally in Gujarat's Silvassa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the united opposition, saying, "This alliance is not against PM Modi but against the people of India. Currently, they are not even properly together and already have started bargaining for their share. In Kolkata, people are seeking help to save themselves but here, I am with you to take the country forward."

"My actions against corruption have infuriated some people. It's but natural for them to get angry as I have prevented them from looting public money. Consequently, they have now formed an alliance called Mahagathbandhan."

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More than 20 national political leaders attended the Anti Bjp Rally in Kolkata, including former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, former Union ministers Shatrughan Sinha and Arun Shourie; three present chief ministers Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu and H D Kumaraswamy; and former chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah, Akhilesh Yadav, and Gegong Apang also addressed the meeting.