Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, sought to expand his self-designated “chowkidar” status to the rest of the country and said that everyone who was social evils was a “chowkidar”.
The tweet is aimed at launching the ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign and is being seen as a kick-starter for BJP’s campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
In a tweet put out on his @narendramodi handle, PM Modi wrote, “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.”
The tweet was accompanied by 3 minute 45 second video that begins with the PM addressing the people saying, “Your chowkidar is absolutely alert”. The video then moves into a song with visuals of people from across the length and breadth of the country, singing “main bhi chowkidar hun” as part of the chorus of the song.The tweet also asks citizens to take the #MainBhiChowkidar pledge.
Recently at the Sankalp rally in Patna, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rebutted the Congress’ repeated Chowkidar jibe and said, “These days a competition is underway to abuse the ‘Chowkidar‘, but you be assured, this ‘Chowkidar‘ of yours is as alert as ever.”