Whom does the chowkidar serve is the real question, says Devanur
Kannada writer Devanur Mahadeva has taken on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various counts, including the ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ campaign.
In a statement, the Dalit activist and leader of Swaraj India said there was “a ploy to hand over public sector enterprises to the private sector” and cited attempts to privatise Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML). In such a context, the question was not whether chowkidar is chor , but whom the does chowkidarserves, said Mr. Mahadeva. He said, “ Chowkidar may not be chor . He could indeed be a real chowkidar . But for whom is the real question. What will happen to a country when the Prime Minister himself becomes chowkidar of corporates? To protect his job, a chowkidar has to be complicit in all the dealings of his master.”