‘Berojgar Hardik Patel’: Patidar leader mocks PM Modi’s ‘Mai Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign
The twitter handle of Hardik Patel, who joined the Congress in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat recently, now reads as: "Berojgar Hardik Patel".
- Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who recently joined the Congress, on Monday mocked the BJP's "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign on the social media.
- Hardik Patel prefixed his twitter handle with the word "Berojgar" (jobless).
- The twitter handle of the Patidar quota spearhead now reads as: "Berojgar Hardik Patel".
Gujarat Congress IT cell vice president Hiren Banker, according to PTI, said that 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.
मेरा परिवार, राष्ट्र समर्पित
गुजरात में पिछले चार साल से चल रहे सामाजिक आंदोलन से जुड़े दो हज़ार परिवारों को संबोधित किया.आंदोलन का मतलब जागरण हैं।कोंग्रेस पार्टी का ध्येय देश के हित में हैं।कोंग्रेस पार्टी में जुड़ने का एक ही कारण वो है गुजरात और देश के जनता की सेवा.जय हिंद pic.twitter.com/sxYARb4uL1
— Berojgar Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) March 17, 2019
The Congress is countering the BJP's 'MainBhiChowkidar' hashtag, which was trending on the micro-blogging site since this morning, with its 'ChowkidarChorHai' hashtag.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Saturday urged his supporters to take the 'main bhai chowkidar' (I too am watchman) pledge, saying he is not alone in the fight against graft and social evils. He also posted a video with the same title on Twitter, saying: "Your Chowkidar is standing firm and serving the nation."
The campaign counters Congress President Rahul Gandhi's repeated attacks on Modi and his government over various alleged malhandling of economic and defence deals and situations, with the slogan - "Chowkidar Chor Hai (watchman is a thief)".
"Five years ago, Chowkidar said he wanted to fight corruption. He said he wanted to make it a 'Congress-mukt Bharat'. Today, the slogan of 'Acche Din Aayenge' has changed to 'Chowkidar Chor Hai'," Gandhi has been repeating at rallies.
Gandhi latched on to the word "Chowkidar" as Modi, during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaigning, promised to work as a "Chowkidar" to guard people's money and their trust once elected.
(With inputs from PTI)
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