Main Bhi Chowkidar campaign: India needs chowkidars, not Raja or Maharaja, says PM Modi

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Updated:Mar 31, 2019 7:50:20 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar Hoon' campaign to counter Congress president Rahul Gandhi's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' jibe.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar Hoon’ campaign to counter Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that chowkidari is a sprite and the country needs chowkdaars, not some Raja or Maharaja. He said this while addressing a mega session with people across the nation through video-conferencing as a part of his ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ (I am watchman too) campaign.

Prime Minister Modi had launched ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar Hoon’ campaign to counter Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe. As a part of this campaign, PM Modi, Union ministers, BJP leaders and workers and saffron party supporters added prefix ‘Chowkidar’ (watchman) to their names on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

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    A BJP supporter waves the party flag during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Vijay Sankalp' rally in Meerut.With Lok Sabha elections just a few days away, all political parties have adopted different strategies to woo voters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi are the lead campaigners for their parties. While Rahul has been attacking PM Modi over alleged corruption in Rafale deal and given a slogan 'Chowkidar Chor Hai', PM Modi has countered him by launching a campaign 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar'. Today's interation would be the second such event hostel by Modi in his month. On March 20, PM Modi had held an interactive session with around 25 lakh security guards via audio bridge technology as part of his campaign 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar'. Also in his election rallies, PM Modi has alleged that the opposition, specially the Congress, is defaming the watchmen with their 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan. During today's event, PM Modi is expected to mention the various decisions and reforms initiated by his government in last five years for the welfare of the poor. The Lok Sabha election will be held in seven different phases between April 11 and May 19. Counting of votes will be done on May 23.