New Delhi, March 18: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi changed his Twitter name to ‘Chowkidar Narendra Modi’ to promote his ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Patidar leader – newly switched to Congress – took a swipe on Monday by changing his social media handle name as ‘Berojgar Hardik Patel’. The prefix ‘berojgar’ is a jibe at the ruling dispensation which made tall claims to provide employment to the youth of the country.
It is to be known that soon after PM Modi added the prefix ‘Chowkidar’ in his social media handle and asked the party leaders to follow suit, it became a popular thing, and from political leaders to saffron party followers, everyone changed their social media names. Chowkidar Narendra Modi: PM, Amit Shah, BJP Leaders Add 'Chowkidar' to Their Names on Twitter.
Earlier on Saturday, the Premier after adding the prefix wrote on Twitter, “Your Chowkidar is standing firm and 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.”
It is to be known that on Monday, Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) – Priyanka Gandhi – took a jibe at Modi stating, ‘Chowkidars are for the rich and not the farmers.’
Addressing a gathering in UP during her Ganga-Yatra, she had said, “Unki marzi apne naam ke aage kya lagaen. Mujhe ek kisan ne kaha ki ‘dekhiye, chowkidar to ameeron ke hote hain. Hum kisaan to apne khud chowkidar hote hai (It is his wish to add anything before his name. A farmer had once told me that chowkidars are for the rich. Farmers are their own chowkidars).”