Since today Morning, #GoBackStalin has been trending at the second place on nationwide trends under the ‘politics’ category on Twitter.
Unlike last year, when Pakistani troll accounts tweeted #GoBackModi to sow disfavor among Indians, this seems to be genuine backlash against Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M K Stalin for his anti-Hindu and anti-Indian statements and actions. #GoBackStalin at last count saw over 1.08 lakh tweets and continued to trend nationally.
Backlash Against Stalin
What is particularly noteworthy is that this hashtag trended with #Pasumpon. Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar was a great spiritual leader and freedom fighter who was an arch nemesis of the Anti-Hindu and Anti-Indian Dravidian philosophy spread by E K Ramswamy Naicker who is called “Periyar” by the followers of his ideology.
Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar was said to have famously remarked that “Spirituality and Nationalism are my two eyes”. Today is his Birth Anniversary and it is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu with leaders across political parties honoring him.
— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) October 30, 2020
In this regard, Stalin had also gone to pay his respects to this great leader. But it seems that Twitter netizens did not take too kindly to an anti-Hindu and anti-India politician like MK Stalin paying homage to a nationalist spiritual leader like Muthuramalinga Thevar, post which the hashtag #GoBackStalin started trending.
Both Nationalism & Spiritualism are my two eyes, said Muthuramalinga Thevar.
What is DMK, that does not believe in both, doing at his memorial today? #GoBackStalin
— Ethirajan Srinivasan (@Ethirajans) October 30, 2020
A coward who supports separatism,abuses Hindu practices, who wants to uproot Sanatana & supports people who are abusing Hindus & Sanatana Dharma, has no right to be anywhere close even to the statue of a great Nationalist and Spiritual leader like Pasumpon Thevar🙏#GoBackStalin pic.twitter.com/9tZF8dGjC0
— Vishwatma 🇮🇳 (@HLKodo) October 30, 2020
“Spirituality Nationalism are my pair of eyes ஆன்மீகமும் தேசியமும் எனது இரு கண்கள்”
On the legend’s 113th JanmaJayanthi,DMK opposed to both his beliefs attempts a pitch for votes! #தேவர்ஜெயந்தி #GoBackStalin pic.twitter.com/s63QjyCVey
— Dr.RUPAKRISHNAN (@DrRupakrishnan) October 30, 2020
Social Media has made it harder for DMK and its group of Dravidian ideologues to hide their Anti-Hindu behavior and its “secular hypocrisy” in recent times. Read here to know more about anti-Hindu and Anti-Indian statements of ‘Periyar’ and here to know more about Anti-Hindu actions of ‘Periyar’ followers DMK and its allies.