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#GoBackStalin Trends Nationwide on Twitter – Know Why The DMK Leader is In the News


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.

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.

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.