Thane, May 17: Taking poll battle to next level, Congress-NCP candidate from Maharashtra's Thane, Anand Paranjpe, celebrated his birthday by cutting his birthday cake with 'Desh ka Chowkidar Hi Chor Hai' written on it. In a picture shared by ANI, the white cake can be seen with "Desh ka Chowkidar Hi Chor Hai" slogan written on it in Hindu language. Rahul Gandhi Reveals Who Coined ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ Slogan While Campaigning For Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
The video of the birthday celebrations has also been going viral on the internet. In the video, Paranjpe can be seen celebrating his birthday with party workers. In Thane, the BJP-Shiv Sena has fielded Rajan Baburao Vichare against Paranjpe. The results will be announced on May 23.
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Maharashtra: Congress- NCP candidate from Thane, Anand Paranjpe cut a cake on his birthday with 'Desh ka Chowkidaar Hi Chor Hai' written on it. (16/05/19) pic.twitter.com/v8zWcjeJhZ
— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2019
"Chowkidar Chor Hai (The watchman is a thief)" is a slogan used by the Indian National Congress (INC) party as its slogan for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Earlier this month, AICC President Rahul Gandhi said that the slogan was coined by farmers and youths. He made this statement while addressing a rally in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind on May 8.
"Mediapersons asked me today about the genesis of the chowkidar chor hai slogan. I told them that while addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh, I said the chowkidar promised two crore jobs to the youth and assured Rs. 15 lakh will be deposited in the bank account of each Indian. Around 10-15 young men in the rally said chor hai," said Gandhi.
"I did not hear it the first time. So I asked (the young men) what did you say? They said 'chor hai'. This slogan was not coined by the Congress, or by Rahul Gandhi, but it is a slogan of the youth, farmers and labourers of India," the Congress president said explaining the tale behind 'Chowkidar chor hai' slogan.