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Amit Shah’s Vamana Jayanti Campaign gets trolled, tweets Happy Onam

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A day after getting trolled on social media for his ‘Vamana Jayanti’ wishes humbled BJP President Amit Shah wished Malayali people ‘Happy Onam’.

Shah outraged a section of Malayalis on Tuesday by his ‘Vamana Jayanti’ greeting. He put out a Hindi language poster on Facebook and Twitter that shows a Brahmin dwarf placing his foot on the head of Mahabali. The later is the legendary king of Kerala and he saluting the Brahmin is a gesture of submission.

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According to mythology, Mahabali, the popular asura king, was betrayed by devaas, who used Vishnu in an avatar of Vamana to expel him from the kingdom. But a wish was granted to Mahabali which allowed him to visit Kerala once a year. This annual return of the king is celebrated as Onam with much fervour by Malayalis.

Vamana Jayanti is celebrated in parts of Madhya Pradesh- which was on September 13 this year.

Recently, Kesari, the Malayalam mouthpiece of RSS, kicked off a controversy by publishing a story challenging that Onam doesn’t mark the homecoming of Mahabali. In fact, it is the celebration of the birth of Vamana.

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The outrage of Shah’s tweet was severe as tweeple even called him a moron for using ‘divide and rule’ technique in Kerala. A Twitter hashtag #PoMoneShaji which means ‘Get Lost Amit Shah’ trended on Twitter.

Some of the tweets with #PoMoneShaji are:

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And Twitter troll made Mr Shah post a tame Happy Onam greeting.

Hopefully this tweet will put a lid on the row over Kerala’s legendary king.

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Published on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 02:56 PM IST
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