Narendra Modi’s “Vanakkam” Takes Tamil Nadu By Tweetstorm; Know Why It Is Going Viral

Geeta Kumar
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Vanakkam Modi Hashtag

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Trichy, Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday (January 2) has been very special in many ways. PM Modi’s visit was highlighted with a special hashtag on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter). This hashtag was “Vanakkam Modi” (#VanakkamModi). Vanakkam means “Welcome”. That means this hashtag was used to welcome PM Modi.

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During PM Modi’s visit on Tuesday, till late evening, more than 10 lakh people tweeted and retweeted with this hashtag, which is a record. However, most of the tweets were made in Tamil language.

People Also Shared Funny Jokes

People have also shared many great jokes with this hashtag. A user named ‘J.Jagan’ shared his painting on a microblogging site. He is talking about funds in front of media cameras. Still, behind the scenes, it is visible that there is a big difference between the funds received by Tamil Nadu before 2014 and the funds obtained after 2014 under PM Modi’s rule. More funds have been acquired during PM Modi’s time.

Similarly, a user named Maratha Milan edited and shared a scene from a South film in which two people read the text written on the bus. In the edited video, one is shown as a BJP leader and the other from the DMK IT wing. When the IT wing person reads the words written on the bus, the person with the BJP sign slaps him and asks him to read Vanakkam Modi. After slapping several times, the DMK IT wing person recites Vanakkam Modi.

BJP Leaders Praised For Hash Tag

BJP National Organization General Secretary BL Santosh praised the people of the state and the BJP state unit by tweeting more than 10 lakh tweets on this hashtag. He wrote, “Well done to Tamilnadu Makkal for welcoming PM Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu and BJP for trending Tamil Nadu.”

Modi was in Trichy to attend the convocation of Bharathidasan University and inaugurate the new international terminal of Trichy Airport. He laid the foundation stone of many projects.

Earlier, A Separate Hash Tag Was Used In DMK

Earlier, PM Modi’s visit to Tamil Nadu was surrounded by controversies as DMK had organized a protest against the PM with black flags and balloons with the hashtag #GoBackModi. The special thing this time was that in the programs attended by Modi in Trichy on Tuesday, Chief Minister and DMK President MK Stalin were present.

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By Geeta Kumar Journalist and Digital Marketing Expert
Geeta is responsible for creating video content for News Waker's website and social media channels. She also covers breaking news and events, and is skilled at capturing essential moments on camera.