Hardik Patel mocks PM Modi's 'Chowkidar' campaign, adds 'Berojgar' to his twitter handle

'Main Bhi Chowkidar hoon' narrative was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to counter Opposition's oft-repeated jibe, "Chowkidar chor hai", aimed at him.

Published: 19th March 2019 01:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2019 07:59 AM   |  A+A-

Hardik Patel

Patidar leader Hardik Patel (File | PTI)

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: New Congress entrant Hardik Patel Monday prefixed his twitter handle with the word "Berojgar" (jobless), apparently to mock the BJP's "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign on the social media.

The twitter handle of the Patidar quota spearhead, who joined the Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi recently, now reads as: "Berojgar Hardik Patel".

'Main Bhi Chowkidar hoon' narrative was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to counter Opposition's oft-repeated jibe, "Chowkidar chor hai", aimed at him.

In his rallies and addresses, PM Modi terms himself as a 'chowkidar' or watchman of the country. Under "Main Bhi" campaign, BJP leaders, Union ministers, chief ministers are prefixing the word "chowkidar" (watchman) to their twitter handles.

Rahul Gandhi has been attacking the prime minister with the "Chowkidar Chor Hai" jibe in the context of the Rafale fighter aircraft deal.

The Congress alleges that Modi government has failed to create promised jobs in the country after coming to power in 2014, which has increased unemployment significantly.

Gujarat Congress IT cell vice president Hiren Banker said several Congress workers are adding "Berojgar" to their twitter handles.

However, he also clarified that the Congress is yet to officially adopt the 'Berojgar' campaign. The 'Berojgar' began trending Sunday when several youths added the new nomenclature to their twitter handles.

"Several workers of Congress have also joined the 'campaign' and the engagement is increasing. However, we have not yet officially adopted this," Banker said, adding that the Congress would adopt the "Berojgar" campaign after consulting party officials.

The Congress is countering the BJP's 'MainBhiChowkidar' hashtag, which was trending on the micro-blogging site since this morning, with its 'ChowkidarChorHai' hashtag.

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  • Bharat

    Deshdrohi will suit more !
    3 months ago reply
  • Sekar

    He won't be "Berojgar" if he had any intention to work. As the saying goes
    3 months ago reply
  • Dugaprasad mk

    Who will offer job to indesciplined rioter and street fighter and it a good prefix for him since politics is the last resort for.......
    3 months ago reply
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