Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been facing quite a backlash now due to palpable tension across the country over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Every state he visits now is voicing its discontent to the premier, and the most recent one is Karnataka, a BJP-ruled state.
Even before Modi entered Karnataka, Twitter was abuzz with ‘#GoBackModi’. In fact, the hashtag was trending. It garnered such traction that ‘#GoBackModi’ was used over 60,000 times on the micro-blogging site.
Similarly, there is a call for widespread anti-CAA protests by the powerful All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) if the PM visits the state for inaugurating the Khelo India Youth Games in Guwahati on January 10.
Although Modi’s visit is not yet confirmed, the organisers are hopeful that the premier will turn up.
This will be Modi’s first visit to Assam, another BJP-ruled state after the new citizenship law was passed. In December last year, the India-Japan summit scheduled to take place in Guwahati was postponed due to anti-CAA agitation. Amidst violent protests, the props and posters put up on roads for the summit were vandalised.
The orator, who has otherwise brought a lot of attention to Northeast, is now berated for the Central government’s move with CAA-NPR-NRC mess.
In non-BJP ruled states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Jharkhand too, hoisting black flags and trending hashtag asking the PM to go back have been observed.