PM Modi’s #MaiBhiChowkidar backfires, Congress asks BJP to be real than rely on bots

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday tried to use his self-designated “chowkidar” status and said that everyone who was against social evils and fighting corruption was a “chowkidar.”

“Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar. Today, every Indian is saying-#MainBhiChowkidar,” PM Modi wrote in a tweet.

The intention was to let every Indian, or to say, every PM Modi fan to use the hashtag and extend their support towards the saffron party.

Well, the Prime Minister thought that it would kick-start Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, rather, it backfired.

Let’s have a look at some of the tweets which made it look more like “Chowkidar hi Chor hai,” the hashtag and phrase popularised by Congress President Rahul Gandhi:

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If one looks at these images, it can be made out that auto-generated messages on the hashtag were the work of bots. Turned out, the BJP was using bot for its hashtag.

Even the accounts with names such @niiravmodi, @NehruKiGaltiHai, @ModiLeDubega were being replied the Prime Minister’s account, which otherwise, should actually have been blocked (since they were named in such a way so as to mock the Prime Minister). But since, bots were at work, the same message was sent to everybody irrespective of anything.

Even the Congress could not stop itself from taking a dig at the BJP.

 

Even the Congress could not stop itself from taking a dig at the BJP.

“It’s great to see that Modi is still in touch with his buddies. #ChowkidarChorHai,” it tweeted along with a couple of pictures showing the PM’s reply to such accounts.

Embarrassed by the way hashtag was flipped to target the PM himself, the BJP IT cell had to shut their bot. But who can stop Twitterati from having fun.

After the hashtag, the BJP again turned out to be a clown for Twitterati, who mocked at it for using bots for mass tagging.

Here are some of the tweets:

The Congress, again, did not spare the BJP and took a potshot at it.

“Dear BJP, We’re sorry your campaign backfired. We sympathise with your pain & frustration. Maybe you should make an effort to be real than rely on bots. Feel hugged. Love, From the party that fought for your freedom. P.S #EkHiChowkidarChorHai,” it tweeted.

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