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PM Modi launches BJP’s poll campaign with ‘main bhi chowkidar’ tweet

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.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2019 21:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday 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”.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday 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.

It also shows the PM riding a tank just before it moves into shots of some jawans in the middle of an operation.

The video ends with the statement: “Har us bharatiye me hai ek chowkidar, jisse hai desh ki fikr. (There is a chowkidar in every Indian who is worried about the country).”

As part of the campaign, PM Modi will interact with people from across the country on March 31.

The Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to begin on April 11 this year and will continue till May 19. The elections will be held in seven phases with the counting of votes to be done on May 23.

First Published: Mar 16, 2019 09:49 IST