New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Main Bhi Chowkidaar” campaign drew barbs from the opposition after BJP leaders rushed to add “chowkidar” to their Twitter handles.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the truth “cannot be extinguished”.
"You can keep trying Modi, but the truth cannot be extinguished. Every Indian is saying it. #ChowkidarChorHai P.S: Do force Sushma ji to add "Chowkidar" to her handle. It's looking very bad," he posted.
You can keep trying Mr Modi, but the truth cannot be extinguished.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 17, 2019
Every Indian is saying it. #ChowkidarChorHai
P.S: Do force Sushma ji to add “Chowkidar” to her handle. It’s looking very bad.
Congress's senior leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram tweeted:
"Main bhi chowkidhar because the chowkidhar I had appointed is missing. I am told he has gone looking for achhe din," his tweet read.
Main bhi chowkidhar because the chowkidhar I had appointed is missing.— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) March 17, 2019
I am told he has gone looking for achhe din.
Congress's Jyotiraditya Scindia questioned who would save the country if "chowkidars" were all like the Prime Minister.
Rahul Gandhi, who has coined the "Chowkidar chor hai (the watchman is a thief)" slogan, alleges the government has negotiated an overpriced deal to help Anil Ambani's rookie defence firm bag an offset contract from Dassault, the manufacturer of the aircraft. However, the government and Dassault have both denied the allegation.
Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2019
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
On Sunday, minutes after PM Modi added "Chowkidar" to his twitter title, BJP leaders and ministers followed suit. From Union minister Arun Jaitley to party chief Amit Shah, and even foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, added "Chowkidar" to their Twitter handles.
Along with Congress, the leaders of other parties took a dig at PM Modi and his party....