Congress president Rahul Gandhi never fails to slam Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his self-designation of “Chowkidar” of the country. Modi has often described himself as a “chowkidar” who would neither allow corruption nor get corrupted himself.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign, kick-starting BJP’s campaign for Lok Sabha Elections 2019. PM Modi will also interact with people from across the country on 31 March as part of the campaign.
Similarly, #MainBhiChowkidar is today’s top trend worldwide.
Taking to twitter the prime minister 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
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2019
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.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been repeatedly hurling the “chowkidar chor hai”(watchman is the thief) jibe at Modi to claim irregularities and favouritism in the Rafale fighter jet deal, a charge the BJP-led government has rejected.
The ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ program is a similar strategy as 2014 where BJP took on Manishankar Aiyar’s Chaiwalla jibe into a mass campaign.
#MainBhiChowkidar is today’s top trend
I will do my best to defeat corruption, crony capitalism, terrorism, poverty and illiteracy. Proud to join the #MainBhiChowkidar movement and devote myself to the cause of #SabkaSaathSabkaVikas for a #NewIndia. pic.twitter.com/Z1BAvifkno
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) March 16, 2019
— Puneet Sharma Chowkidar (@iPuneetSharma) March 16, 2019
— Shivaji (@Shivaji55646778) March 16, 2019
— S Kay Roy (@SKayRoy2) March 16, 2019
— Anand Thakur (@Anand_ModiAgan) March 16, 2019
BJP in a statement said that the’Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ has been started after extensive surveys and data analysis by BJP strategists who feel that Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibes and campaign is not resonating among people. Surveys suggest that it is actually angering people.