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'Today every Indian is saying 'Main bhi Chowkidaar', says Modi 

PM Modi in interaction with security guards across the country Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 20, 2019, 05.35 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the term Chowkidaar (Watchman) has become so popular after he added the prefix to his Twitter account and launched  'Main bhi Chowkidaar' campaign ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha elections. 


''Today every Indian is saying 'Main bhi Chowkidaar,'' Modi said during an interaction with security guards across the country.

''You must have noticed that these days everywhere it is you who is being discussed, be it TV or social media, be it in India or abroad,'' added. 

Accusing some ''vested interests'' of running disinformation campaign against 'chowkidaars', Modi also apologised to the listeners (Wathcmen). 

''I want to apologise as some people in last few months for their vested interests have run a disinformation campaign against 'chowkidaars'. It is unfortunate that language of these people has hurt you,'' he said.

Modi said maximum languages across the world have understood the word 'Chowkidaar'.

''It seems as if they all have accepted it in their vocabulary,'' Modi added.