PM removes ‘chowkidar’ prefix; says time to take the spirit to next level

New Delhi, May 23 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday removed the ‘chowkidar’ prefix from his Twitter handle but said the word remains an integral part of him.
Modi had added chowkidar in his Twitter handle on March 17, a day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media.
“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,” he tweeted.
Several BJP leaders including party president Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley also followed suit and dropped the prefix from their profiles.
Modi said the word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from his Twitter name, “but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too!”
Meanwhile, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed the ‘chowkidar’ prefix from his Twitter handle on Thursday, BJP leaders in Rajasthan replicated the move.
Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Union ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Arjun Ram Meghwal, state MPs Om Birla and Diya Kumari removed the prefix from their profile pages on Twitter.
The prefix was maintained on profiles of BJP state president Madan Lal Saini, Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and other leaders till late Thursday evening.
“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 prime minister had tweeted after removing the chowkidar prefix.