Capitalising the repeated attacks by the Congress in the Rafale jet deal with the slogan – “Chowkidar Chor Hai (watchman is a thief)”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media.
A day later, he changed the title of his Twitter handle to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. Several Union ministers and senior BJP leaders, including Piyush Goyal, J.P. Nadda, Harsh Vardhan and Dharmendra Pradhan, quickly prefixed “Chowkidar” to their names on their Twitter accounts.
Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman added the prefix later in the day.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah changed his Twitter handle to “Chowkidar Amit Shah” and tweeted: “The one who made cleanliness a moral value… he is called Chowkidar #MainBhiChowkidar. Say with all your heart #ChowkidarPhirSe (watchman again).”
Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the campaign “Main Bhi Chowkidar” (I am a watchman too) and changing the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”.
“You can keep trying Mr Modi, but the truth cannot be smothered. Every Indian is saying it,” he tweeted with the hashtag “Chowkidar Chor Hai” (watchman is a thief).