Maha CM joins BJP’s ‘chowkidar’ social media poll campaign


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A day after added “chowkidar” to his handle profile and asked people to take the #MainBhiChowkidar pledge against corruption, Devendra Sunday followed suit.

The profile name of his handle @Dev_Fadnavis was changed to “Chowkidar Devendra Fadnavis” on Sunday.


“Chowkidar” is a term often used by PM Modi to describe his role at the Centre as a watchdog against corruption as well as his hands-on style of work.

However, the Congress, which has alleged corruption to the tune of several thousand crore in the fighter jet purchase deal, has been hitting back with the slogan “chowkidar chor hai” (watchman is a thief).

The ruling BJP has now turned the watchman moniker into Lok Sabha poll campaign ammunition by asking people to use it along with their names on

ministers and BJP leaders have already made the “chowkidar” addition to their

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