If social media is abuzz with reactions, can trolls be far behind?

RSS leader puts bounty on CM Pinarayis head gets a taste of Malayali pride on social media
news Social Media Friday, March 03, 2017 - 14:15

The RSS leader from Madhya Pradesh may not have known what his Facebook feed would look like after he declared a reward for Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s head on Thursday.

Proud Malayalis, who even trolled Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comparison of Kerala’s tribal child mortality rate with that of Somalia, have done it again. RSS leader Kundan Chandrawat got a taste of Malayali trolls hours after he made a hate speech in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain.

Malayali users descended on his official Facebook page, hurling abuses for daring to speak against their CM. Supporters of CPI(M)-led LDF government in the state proceeded to launch a massive "campaign" against the RSS leader.

If social media is abuzz with reactions, can trolls be far behind?

In a matter of hours, the trolls put together their brains to churn out a series of internet memes.

Meme 1: A scene from the Mohanlal movie 'Spadikam'.

Police officer (Chandrawat): "I have hired people to behead you. Expect them anytime."

Mohanlal (Pinaryi): *Cries in mockery* "Ayyo, I am really scared, I am really scared."

Mohanlal walks off as the police officials stare at him.

Mohanlal (Pianrayi): "If you want, have tomato juice and leave!"

While a number of memes spoke of the valour of Pinarayi Vijayan, several memes took a dig at the RSS leader for his statement, indicating that he was living a false hope. Calling Pinarayi Vijayan a "lion", some social media users hit out at the right wing and held them responsible for the Godhra riots.

One of the popular memes doing the rounds on social media is that of a comedy scene from the 1996 Malayalam film "Azhagiya Ravanan."

"I heard that everybody who comes here is given Rs 1 crore in cash? I am here to receive it."

Another is a scene from Sreenivasan film "Katha Parayumbol", in which a girl enquires why barber Balan hurriedly rushed out of the house. To this, Balan's wife replies:

"Didn't you know? We will get Rs 1 crore if we behead our CM Pinarayi. I hope nobody else does that before  Balan."

Meanwhile, a different kind of war was being fought on the microblogging site Twitter. With the hashtag "GiftFromMahabali", several users donated money to the Madhya Pradesh government towards the state government fund to build toilets.

"In return to the RSS' bounty offer on @CMOKerala 's life, I have contributed to Madhya Pradesh CM, to build toilets. A #GiftFromMahabali," wrote one user.

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