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To counter ‘chowkidar chor hai’ jibe, PM launches ‘main bhi chowkidar’ campaign

#MainBhiChowkidar was trending world wide on Twitter.

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Jamnagar, Gujarat. Photograph: Press Information Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged his supporters to take the main bhai chowkidar (I too am watchman) pledge, saying he is not alone in the fight against graft and social evils.

“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,” he wrote on Twitter.

He also posted a little over three minute video to drive home his message.

The video ends with the appeal to people to join PM Modi’s main bhai chowkidar programme on March 31.

#MainBhiChowkidar was trending world wide on Twitter.

Modi has often described himself as a chowkidar who would neither allow corruption nor get corrupted himself.

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 Bharatiya Janata Party-led government has rejected.

With more inputs from agencies 

Source: Rediff