Celebrity hairstylist Jawed Habib, on Monday, joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi, stating that he had now been promoted to the post of ‘chowkidar’ of the nation.
“Aaj tak main bus baalon ka chowkidaar tha, aaj main desh ka ho gya hoon (Till today I was just chowkidar for hair, now I have become the chowkidar of the nation),” Jawed said talking to reporters.
“I am happy to join the BJP as I have seen the changes brought in the country by Prime Minister Modi in the last five years. I think nobody should be ashamed of their background, when the prime minister is proud to state that he was a ‘chaiwala’ then why should I be ashamed of calling myself a ‘nai’ (barber),” he said.
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A striking history
Jawed Habib’s political connections are way older than his candidature with the BJP.
grandfather used to work at the President’s office as a barber. He was also the
official barber for Lord Mountbatten and Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first
Prime Minister. His father, too, was the official stylist at the Rashtrapati
Bhavan, the President’s residence.
Habib’s fame and success ensured that the family’s clout goes beyond its profession. Now, his political debut may enhance it further.
Jawed Habib salons are scattered in 24 states and 110 cities. With a total of 846 outlets, the brand enjoys over 15 lakh customers.
The Lok Sabha elections 2019 are being held in seven phases. The results of the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be announced on May 23. Voting in the first phase was conducted on April 11. The seven phases will cover a total of 543 constituencies.
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