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"Used To Be Hair Chowkidar," Hairstylist Jawed Habib Joins BJP

New Delhi: 

Renowned hairstylist Jawed Habib today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. "Aaj tak main baalon ka chowkidar tha, aaj mein desh ka chowkidar ban gaya hoon (Till today, I was watchman of the hair, but from now onwards I am the watchman of this country)," ANI quoted Mr Habib as saying after joining the party.

Mr Habib is considered one of the best hairdressers in the world and currently has over 550 hair salons across India, including three overseas.

 The move came one day ahead of phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 23 in 115 constituencies spread across 14 states.

 The 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign was launched on March 16 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in response to the Congress accusing the PM of corruption.

 PM Modi, as well as a number of BJP leaders across the country, have added the prefix 'chowkidar' to their Twitter handles as a mark of support to the campaign.

 The origin of the word 'chowkidar' in political discourse dates back to the poll campaigning ahead of the 2014 general elections when PM Modi had promised to work as a 'chowkidar' to guard the people's money and their trust once elected to the top office.



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