Hyderabad: It’s not even noon, and #GoBackModi is already trending in India with over 35K tweets. The hashtag had almost become a ‘routine’ trend on Twitter whenever Prime Minster Modi had visited Tamil Nadu.
Today, the prime minister is not visiting Tamil Nadu, but Jharkhand, in view of the state upcoming elections. The PM will address rallies in Daltonganj and Gumla. By now, it has become evident that the Twitterati of Jharkhand has also taken up #GoBackModi to show their dissent with the prime minister.
Although this is not the first time #GoBackModi is trending on Twitter, it is the first time that a state like Jharkhand is triggering it. Jharkhand is ruled by the BJP led by Raghubar Das, who was sworn in as the chief minister in December 2014.
“Will be campaigning in Jharkhand today. Looking forward to being among the people of this great state. Today’s rallies will take place in Daltonganj and Gumla. @BJP4Jharkhand,” tweeted the Prime Minister in the morning today.
Will be campaigning in Jharkhand today. Looking forward to being among the people of this great state. Today’s rallies will take place in Daltonganj and Gumla. @BJP4Jharkhand
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 25, 2019
“Why think of anyone else if Jharkhand is already with Modi?” tweeted the chief minister of the state.
जब झारखण्ड के साथ हैं मोदी
तो किसी और के बारे में क्या सोचना
— Raghubar Das (@dasraghubar) November 25, 2019
In the 2014 Jharkhand Assembly elections, the BJP had won 42 seats. As far as the 2019 state assembly elections are concerned, polls will be held in five phases between November 30 and December 20, and the counting of votes will take place on December 23.
The hashtag had first trended on Twitter on April 2, 2018, when Modi had visited Chennai to inaugurate a defence expo. The opposition parties then took to Twitter to express their protest in the form of the #GoBackModi hashtag. After that incident, Tamil Nadu tweeples had taken it upon them to trend the hashtag whenever Modi visited their state.
The same Twitter backlash trended even as recently as September 30, when Modi visited Chennai again to participate in a convocation ceremony of IIT-Madras. And now, netizens from other states like Jharkhand have also taken up the trend.