I was scrolling through Twitter on Saturday and noticed a pattern. A lot of people had prefixed the word 'Chowkidaar' to their account username. It all started with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After all, do have a better trendsetter than him?
PM Modi started a campaign on Twitter on Saturday ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. He wanted to counter Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Chowkidar Chor Hai jibe at Modi to claim irregularities and favouritism in the Rafale deal, a charge the BJP-led government has rejected.
Modi took to Twitter to launch his campaign called Main Bhi Chowkidar and changed his username to Chowkidar Narendra Modi.
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
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2019
Many BJP leaders including Smriti Irani, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa and others joined the pledge.
And now, Twitter is flooded with memes on the whole movement.
— sarcastic.aashiq (@AashiqSarcastic) March 17, 2019
Meanwhile in India you have to be a Chai Wala at first to win elections and for the second time you can fool the nation by becoming a "Chowkidar". Small men occupy big offices#narendramodi #Chowkidar😂 pic.twitter.com/daoha17hP6
— Salman Aamir Khan (@SalmanAamirKhan) March 17, 2019
— Kamran Khan (@heyjaani_) March 17, 2019
Want to know how many "chor" around you? Find how many #Chowkidar there in Twitter. 😉
— V P Sanu (@VP_Sanu) March 18, 2019
— Abdul Raheem (@Abdul_Raheem87) March 17, 2019
— Vivek T (@Vivek9397) March 18, 2019
— Sid Darth 'a' سدھارتھ (@siddharthadabhi) March 17, 2019
— Amir Pathan ( عا مر پٹھان) (@iamirpathan) March 17, 2019
— Faizal Peraje (@faizalperaje) March 17, 2019
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