Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy in a interview to a Tamil TV Channel has said that he cannot be a chowkidar (watchman) because he was a Brahmin.
On March 17, to counter the Congress’ “Chowkidar Chor Hai” jibe, top BJP leaders, including Narendra Modi, prefixed the term “chowkidar” to their names on Twitter. The party also started a #MainBhiChowkidar campaign on social media, urging people to join it.
In an interview to a Tamil news channel, Thanthi TV, Swamy was asked why he did not add “chowkidar” before his name on Twitter. “I am a Brahmin. I cannot become a chowkidar. I will teach them. And as per that, I will work for the chowkidar.”
Frank ஆ பேசராப்ல. Wish he campaigns for BJP in TN 😂 pic.twitter.com/TkQCqbX66S
— Dhanapal (@balu_twits) March 24, 2019