A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked supporters to take the #MainBhiChowkidar pledge, the PM changed his name on Twitter to ‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi’. Other BJP leaders including Amit Shah, Ministers, CMs have also followed the suit.
The PM had launched the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign on Saturday, calling upon citizens to take the pledge to fight against corruption and other social evils. “Your Chowkidar is standing firm and serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar,” Modi said in a series of tweets. “Today, every Indian is saying. Main Bhi Chowkidar,” he added.
Several BJP chief ministers, including Uttarakhand CM Trivdendra Singh Rawat and Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das, also changed their names on Twitter.
With the tweet, the Prime Minister had also shared a short video titled ‘Take The Pledge’, urging people to join him on March 31 at 6 pm for a video programme titled ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’. In the video, Modi called himself a watchman and said that he was not alone
The campaign targeted to counter Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe as the BJP did in 2014 by aggressively countering former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar’s “chaiwalla” comment against Modi.