New Delhi, May 23: After a landslide win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday removed the word 'Chowkidar' from his Twitter handle, which he had added in March this year. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday witnessed a stunning electoral show, mauling the opposition. With all the leads in states across India, the BJP is all set to retain power for another five years after making a sweep of the Lok Sabha battle. Chowkidar Narendra Modi: PM, Amit Shah, BJP Leaders Add 'Chowkidar' to Their Names on Twitter.
The Prime Minister took to Twitter saying that, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level. "Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress. The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!", the Prime Minister tweeted. PM Narendra Modi Tweets 'India Wins Yet Again' As BJP Heads Towards Historic Victory in Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
In a series of tweets, PM Modi said people of India became Chowkidars and rendered great service to the nation. "Chowkidar has become a powerful symbol to safeguard India from the evils of casteism, communalism, corruption and cronyism", he tweeted.
Here's the tweet:
Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar Spirit to the next level.
Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress.
The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 23, 2019
The BJP was the leading party in almost all states in northern India since the initial trends were released by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Scores of BJP workers cheered to the slogans like 'Modi once again', 'Har Har Modi' and 'Vande Mataram' and burst into celebrations at the party headquarters in the national capital.
In March, the Prime Minister had stepped up the 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign and had urged the other BJP leaders to do the same. On March 14, the Prime Minister had tweeted that everyone who was "fighting corruption, dirt, social evils" and all those "working hard for the progress of India" was a Chowkidar. Following PM Modi's suit, several leaders of the Modi cabinet including Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and JP Nadda also added 'Chowkidar' to their names on Twitter.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, the BJP had won 282 seats in the 2014 general election. The total tally of the party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) stood at 336 seats out of 543.