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PM Modi drops 'Chowkidar' from Twitter handle, other users follow him

​Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dropped the 'Chowkidar' (watchman) prefix from his official Twitter handle and urged BJP leaders to do the same.

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New Delhi Published on: May 23, 2019 22:34 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dropped the 'Chowkidar' (watchman) prefix from his official Twitter handle and urged BJP leaders to do the same.

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he tweeted: "The 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. 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," he added.

In March, Modi tweeted a video with the hashtag '#MainBhiChowkidar' (I am also a watchman) and called all those a watchman who are fighting corruption, dirt, social evils and are working for the progress of India.

Soon after, the Prime Minister added 'Chowkidar' prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders followed.

Several Twitter users immediately followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to remove the prefix ‘Chowkidar from their Twitter handles.

"The word ‘Chowkidar' goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!" tweeted Modi.

Immediately after that, the hashtag "Chowkidar Spirit" started trending on the micro-blogging platform.

"Mission accomplished... Chowkidar spirit will continue," tweeted one user.

"Right sir; Chowkidar Spirit to the next level. Spirit alive always," wrote another.

One user wrote: "Modi ji aapne Bola aur humne follow nai kiya aisa hoga kya. Let's keep chowkidar spirit within us, but lets remove it from our Twitter names...

In March, Modi tweeted a video with the hashtag '#MainBhiChowkidar' (I am also a watchman) and called all those a watchman who are fighting corruption, dirt, social evils and are working for the progress of India.

Soon after, the Prime Minister added 'Chowkidar' prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders and the party followers followed.

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