Poised to achieve a stupendous victory in his seat of Varanasi and for the BJP, PM Narendra Modi removed the term 'Chowkidar' from the username of his Twitter account on Thursday, signalling the end of the need for keeping the term as people had incorporated his message of staying vigilant and fighting against corruption.
"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.
"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!" he tweeted.
The term Chowkidar was prefixed to the names of BJP party members and supporters on the usernames of their social media accounts.
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During his campaigning, PM Narendra Modi had called himself a Chowkidar, who symbolised someone who kept vigil and caught those who engaged in corruption. As his campaign progressed, he called all Indians Chowkidar so they too be watchful of and fight graft in their lives and reject those in elections who were corrupt.
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