This is not the first time the phrase has caught the limelight.

As PM Modi visits TN GoBackModi trends again on TwitterFile Image
news Social media Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 09:37

On the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Tamil Nadu, hundreds of people on social media trended the hashtag #GoBackModi. The hashtag continues to be the top trend on Twitter for the past 12 hours.

The Prime Minister is visiting Madurai on Sunday for laying the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that is set to come up in Thoppur. As the time of his visit nears, many on Twitter, including those from opposition parties, expressed their opposition by trending #GoBackModi, asking questions on centre's reaction to the police shooting in Thoothukudi, funds for Gaja relief among other issues. 

The trend which grabbed the top spot on Saturday evening raked in around 2,50,000 tweets by 9.30 am on Sunday morning. This is not the first time the phrase is trending in Tamil Nadu.

In April 2018, when Modi was in the state to attend the Defence Expo, protestors lined up the road with black flags and balloons expressing their anger at the central government’s delay in forming the Cauvery Management Board.

Among the tweets that contributed to the trending topic #GoBackModi were those from DMK and Congress handles.

While #GoBackModi grabbed the top spot since Saturday night, variants of hashtag which welcomed and thanked the Prime Minister -- #TNWelcomesModi and #MaduraiThanksModi -- was also trended on Twitter by BJP cadre.

However, there were a few handles that questioned this trend.

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