New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged supporters to take the #MainBhiChowkidar pledge against corruption, the PM changed his name on Twitter to ‘Chowkidar’, with BJP chief Amit Shah and several Union ministers following suit.

Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, following the suit, wrote, "As Chowkidars of our nation, we are committed to creating a clean economy by using cashless financial transactions." 

On Saturday, PM Modi launched his party's "Main Bhi Chowkidar" campaign ahead of the national election that begins next month. The PM released a video with the same title on Twitter and said, "Your Chowkidar is standing firm and serving the nation".

The campaign comes amid Congress president Rahul Gandhi's repeated attacks on PM Modi and his government over the Rafale jet deal, with the slogan, "Chowkidar Chor Hai (watchman is a thief)".