Chennai: Tamil Twitteratis are at it again now. It all looks like a ritualistic reflex action: Whenever Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes calling, Tami Nadu welcomes him with black flags and #GoBackModi which, in a repeat of the past, was trending top this time too.
Campaigning for the BJP State chief L Murugan in Dharapuram yesterday for the April six Assembly elections in the presence of his AIADMK leaders Edappadi K Palaniswami, O Paneerselvam, (Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively) and other alliance party leaders, Mr Modi invoked the legacies of the charismatic M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, who had ironically once posed the question: Modi or this lady, who will the people choose?.
While talking gloriously about the NDA agenda, he hit out at the UPA programme which he said was hell-bent on belittling women and perpetuating dynastic rule.
For him the latest storm that has hit the State involving DMK leader A Raja’s derogatory comment on the CM’s mother came in handy, even as the Election Commission has issued a notice to him asking for explanation today evening.
Even as Modi was reeling off the reasons why the pro-BJP waves he was able to see are sweeping the country, the Tamils and the Tamil diaspora were busy, trolling him and the party in the social media handles, more in Twitter, under #GoBackModi.
“BJP candidates in Tamil Nadu afraid to put Modiji’s picture in their publicity materials and instead they prefer MGR and Jayalalithaa! No wonder, Tamil Nadu says #GoBackModi,” tweeted Congress MP Jothimani. By V. Mariappan