On Monday, hair-dressing magnate Jawed Habib joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. His company operates 846 hair and beauty salons in 110 cities across India. Keeping up with the ruling party’s slogan declaring “Main Bhi Chowkidar” or I Too Am a Watchman, Habib said,“Until today, I was the watchman of hair, but now I have become a watchman of the nation.”
Habib induction into the BJP sparked off a series of memes on social media, mostly featuring party leaders with trendy hairstyles. The most popular one, perhaps, has been a photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with party’s national president Amit Shah.
Other BJP leaders given a makeover by the twitterati included Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Even vocal BJP supporter, actor Anupam Kher, got the treatment.
Habib’s move also inspired one-liners on Twitter and Facebook.
Jawed Habib’s decision to join the BJP seemed ironic, considering that the last time he was in the headlines was for a controversy in September 2017 when he was forced to issue an apology after being attacked by Hindutva supporters for a company advertisement that was allegedly “insulting and demeaning” to Hindu gods.