As the BJP returned to power with an overwhelming majority, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dropped the word ‘Chowkidar’ prefix on his Twitter handle.
In a tweet, he explained that ‘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!’
Shri Modi who had started using the prefix chowkidar around the time the election campaign began, praised those who followed him.
“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,” he wrote in another tweet.
During the election campaign Shri Modi urged BJP supporters to adopt the chowkidar’s spirit to safeguard the country.
Most of his cabinet ministers, BJP chief ministers and other senior leaders of the party has also started using the prefix chowkidar in their Twitter handles after Shri Modi did so. Thousands of BJP supporters also followed suit.