‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi’: Prime Minister changes Twitter name, Amit Shah, Union ministers follow suit

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Published: March 17, 2019 1:03:38 PM

After PM Modi changes his Twitter name to 'Chowkidar Narendra Modi', several BJP leaders including Amit Shah also changed their name.

Chowkidar Narendra Modi, Chowkidar Amit ShahPM Narendra Modi changes Twitter name to Chowkidar Narendra Modi

A day after launching ‘main bhi chowkidar’ (I am a watchman too) campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed his personal Twitter account name to ‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi’.

Several BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah and Union ministers followed suit. Shah’s Twitter account name now reads “Chowkidar Amit Shah”. Likewise, Union minister Piyush Goyal’s profile name now reads “Chowkidar Piyush Goyal”.

“The one who made cleanliness a moral value… he is called Chowkidar #MainBhiChowkidar. Say with all your heart #ChowkidarPhirSe (watchman again),” Shah tweeted after senior BJP leaders changed their names.

On Saturday, PM Modi launched ‘mai bhi chowkidar’ (I am a watchman too) campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He also released a video with the same title on his Twitter page.

“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 campaign was launched to counter Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s repeated ‘chowkidar chor hai’ jibe on PM Modi and his government over alleged graft in the Rafale deal with the slogan ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (watchman is a thief).

Also, the BJP has urged people to join PM Modi on March 31 at 6 pm for a video programme titled ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’.

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