Indian Home Ministry’s notification regarding the administration of Union Territories evoked scathing criticism from the Delhi CM, who said it was indicative of ‘BJP’s nervousness after losing Delhi’ elections so spectacularly. Minutes after the notification, which is essentially being perceived as a tool to give sweeping powers to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in the administration of Delhi, the hashtag #ModiMurdersDemocracy was among top trends. With more than 30,000 tweets at the time of writing this report, this hashtag was among top trends in India and third globally.
This is the second adverse twitter trend against Modi. His controversial statement during his recent foreign trip that people felt ashamed on being Indians before his election as India’s PM had prompted twitteratis to trend hashtag #ModiinsultsIndia.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has been embroiled in an ‘open war’ with the Delhi LG Najeeb Jung over the appointments of key bureaucrats.
Here are some snapshots of what Twitter users have tweeted using the hashtag #ModiMurdersDemocracy
@ikumar7, an AAP supporter, tweeted.
Another AAP supporter @Anshi2017 hinted corporate funding in BJP’s election campaign during Delhi polls.
User @AAPAdarsh suspected LG Jung was calling the shots at the behest of the central government.
@imVaibhav_ warned the BJP that this notification will make them pay dearly in Punjab and UP elections.
AAP supporter @aartic02 had a lighter message in Munna Bhai style.
User @Kumar_Ke5hav accused PM Modi of subverting the constitution.
Opponents of Arvind Kejriwal too took to twitter to vent their ire against the Delhi CM using the same hashtag.