A day after kick-starting the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign ahead of crucial Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday renamed his Twitter account to ‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi’.
Soon after, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah also renamed his Twitter handle to ‘Chowkidar Amit Shah’.
Following the footsteps of their leaders, Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Jagat Prakash Nadda, Harsh Vardhan and Dharmendra Pradhan added the prefix ‘Chowkidar’ to their Twitter handles.
On Saturday, the Prime Minister had tweeted a video showing how all Indians are chowkidars while flagging off the BJP’s poll campaign.
Your Chowkidar is standing firm & 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.
Today, every Indian is saying-#MainBhiChowkidar
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2019
“Your Chowkidar is standing firm & 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. Today, every Indian is saying-#MainBhiChowkidar,” he tweeted.
The origin of the word ‘chowkidar’ dates back to the poll campaigning ahead of the 2014 general elections when Modi had promised to work as a ‘chowkidar’ to guard the people’s money and their trust once elected to the top office.
जिसने बनाया स्वच्छता को संस्कार…वो है चौकीदार। #MainBhiChowkidar
— Chowkidar Amit Shah (@AmitShah) March 17, 2019
As Chowkidars of our nation, we are committed to creating a clean economy by using cashless financial transactions.
— Chowkidar Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 17, 2019
— Chowkidar Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) March 17, 2019
वह अकेला चल पड़ा, मैं उसकी ही कतार हूँ।#MainBhiChowkidar
— Chowkidar Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 17, 2019
Several BJP chief ministers, including Uttarakhand CM Trivdendra Singh Rawat and Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das, also changed their names on Twitter.
Prime Minister Modi is slated to interact with people from across the country on March 31 as a part of this campaign.