As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign took Twitter by storm on Sunday, 17 March, missing JNU student, Najeeb Ahmed's mother, Fatima Nafees, had a question for the prime minister.
With an undertone of accusing the prime minister of failing to play the 'watchman' for all sections of society, Najeeb's mother asked on Twitter, "If you are a chowkidar, then tell me where is my son Najeeb? Why ABVP goons not arrested? Why three top agencies failed to find my son? #WhereIsNajeeb?"
Najeeb Ahmed (27), an MSc first-year student, was reported missing from the JNU campus in October 2016 after an alleged scuffle with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members – the student body affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The ABVP has, however, denied its involvement.
Fatima Nafees believes that members of the BJP-affiliated ABVP were behind the disappearance of her son. However, the CBI, in its closure report file before the Delhi High Court on 15 October 2018, said there was no trace of foul play despite investigating the case from all angles, reported NDTV.
The BJP on Sunday, 17 March stepped up its 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other party leaders, including its president Amit Shah, prefixing the word 'chowkidar' to their names in their Twitter profiles as they sought people's support in the Lok Sabha elections.
The party leaders also put out short advertisement videos showing that people from different walks of life have turned 'chowkidars' to do their bit for the country like Modi.
(With inputs from PTI)