Angry Twitterati in Kerala launched a blitzkrieg on Twitter, with the hashtag #PoMoneModi (Get Lost Modi), after Prime Minister Narendra Modi compared the infant mortality rates among Scheduled Tribes in Kerala with that of Somalia.
The tag #PoMoneModi, derived from Po Mone Dinesha, a dialogue in Mohalal-starrer Narasimham, was trending on the micro-blogging site with over 25,000 tweets. This was even as Mr. Modi, who is second most followed world leader on Twitter, was preparing to address his third and final election rally in Kerala on Wednesday. Another hashtag, #Somalia, is also trending with around 15,000 tweets.
The Twitterati, mostly Congress and Leftist supporters, tweeted and re-tweeted the hashtag, berating and lampooning Mr. Modi for his remarks.