DMK Working President Stalin was mocked in Twitter yesterday by trending of the hashtag “#GobackStalin” as he was scheduled to return from London after his trip. This was apparently done by BJP supporters in Tamil Nadu in response to DMK’s negative trends against Prime Minister Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.
DMK supporters have trended “#GoBackModi” when he came to inaugurate defence expo in Chennai few months back and similarly trends of “#GoBackAmitShah” trended when he came to address the BJP party workers of Tamil Nadu.
This unexpected move caught the DMK supporters unaware as it entered into the national trends. Few twitter users had complained that twitter had removed the autofill for the trend “#GoBackStalin” which was apparently restored later.
DMK IT Cell, in an apparent bid, tried to neutralize the damage by trending a tag “#Welcomestalin” to rectify the damage done by the attack launched on their leader Stalin. They even went ahead to accuse the BJP of creating paid trend “#GoBackStalin”.
There’s a clear difference between organic & paid trends – in numbers and regional coverage.
Compare the amateurish attempts to manufacture a trend against @mkstalin today to:#GoBackModi – ~7 lakh tweets, trended worldwide#GoBackAmitShah – ~2 lakh tweets, trended nationally https://t.co/Qv86MYVVKP
— Dr P Thiaga Rajan (PTR) (@ptrmadurai) July 17, 2018
Let’s see some of the tweets containing the tag “#GoBackStalin”.
#GoBackStalin karma returns to Stalin. Just pushing Modi and Amit Shah last week. Today he is facing the music. Hope this trend becomes all time high
— natarajanprabakaran (@natarajanprabak) July 17, 2018
— பாலா G (@balaggg) July 17, 2018
#GoBackStalin is a spontaneous trend of Twitter users irrespective of political party allegiances. #WelcomeStalin is a paid trend exclusively by DMK. The message is clear; a DMK’s leader needs to be welcomed with a paid trend to save embarrassment! Writing on the wall is clear!
— SG Suryah (@SuryahSG) July 17, 2018
Few twitter users suggested that this #GoBackStalin was trended by BJP supporters and had very little or no help from the BJP IT wing.
The best reason for #GoBackStalin should be that ever since he went out mettur got good amount of water
— S. Ranganathan (@rangats) July 17, 2018
சுதந்திர தினம் தெரியாது
குடியரசு தினம் தெரியாது
நீட்தேர்வால் இறந்த மாணவியின் பெயர் தெரியாது
மக்களுக்காக உழைக்க தெரியாது
நல்ல திட்டங்களை கொண்டுவர தெரியாது.
யோவ் செயலு ஒத்த பைசாவுக்கு ப்ரோஜமா இருக்கியாய?
நீர்லாம் முதல்வர் ஆகணும்னு ஆச படுற …#GoBackStalin
— Sukumar Dharapuram (@SukumarBjp26) July 17, 2018
Translation of the above tweet:
“Don’t know the date of independence day and republic day (Stalin in a speech mentioned the republic day incorrectly as January 25th, then changed it to another wrong date December 26th. He also mentioned January 15th as independence day in the same speech. His speech at that time was mocked now.)
Don’t know the Tamil proverb (Stalin wrongly spoke a Tamil proverb)
Don’t know the name of the girl died after failing in NEET
Don’t know to work for people
Don’t know to implement good projects
Do you want to become the Chief Minister of the state?”
It's become usual now. .
Dmk and it's cadres r getting befitting treatment
— K░a░r░t░h░i░k (@karthik_klt) July 17, 2018
#GoBackStalin#GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin #GoBackStalin Trend this friends copy paste it or cmmt it Trend it pic.twitter.com/wHXRwR2TwM
— ஜி.என்.விஜய் ஆதவன் (@VijayAthavan) July 17, 2018
I didn't expect this!! But it's a good sign. ADMK is weak and DMK being hated…Is it the end of Dravidian politics?? If so, I'm the happiest person in this world👌☺️ #GoBackStalin
— Thalapathiyan _ 𝓥𝓲𝓳𝓪𝔂 (@ShriSRT) July 17, 2018
Stalin says : i am back
People says : Go back 😝#GoBackStalin
— CHOWKIDAR SUDARSON BJP (@sudarsonbjp) July 17, 2018
This trend had jolted the entire DMK party and its allies as the leader of one of the most dominant Dravidian party in Tamil Nadu was apparently getting mocked by common people. This showcased the decline or disconnect of DMK with the people of Tamil Nadu. This also indicated the increase in number of the right wing supporters in Tamil Nadu as well.