New Delhi: Amid the rising nationwide protest against the CAA-NRC-NPR, the PM launched a social media campaign to support the Citizenship Act(CAA) on Monday and this how the nation reacted.
As soon as the IndiasupportsCAA hashtag was doing the internet rounds, a counter-campaign #IndiaDoesNotSupportCAA has overtaken it on social media and Twitter trends, HT reports.
Now, #IndiaDoesNotSupportCAA is on the top trending thread on Twitter since Monday night, as well as was among the top four worldwide trends.
The most-tweeted hashtag continues to trending for most of Tuesday morning too with 4.44 lakh tweets.
The #IndiaSupportsCAA campaign was launched by BJP on Monday which saw participation from various functionaries including Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
The counter-campaign has arguments not only against the CAA but also a marriage in Kerala had placards opposing BJP, CAA.
The supporters of this counter-campaign are also celebrating the fact that it has overtaken #IndiaSupportsCAA as the top trend despite the support of Prime Minister, Home Minister, other ruling party supporters and Sadhguru.
One netizen posted on #IndiaDoesNotSupportCAA, “You paid taxes but PAN isn’t proof of citizenship. You gave Biometrics but AADHAAR isn’t proof of citizenship. You travelled Abroad but PASSPORT isn’t proof of citizenship. You Voted in Elections but VOTER ID card isn’t proof of citizenship. I fully Oppose CAA”.
Another netizen noted that #IndiaDoesNotSupportCAA has 3.33 lakh tweets against the to 1.22 lakh tweets for #IndiaSupportsCAA and the pro-BJP campaign.
Following the trend initiated by the Prime Minister, Union Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted: “In a most coherent & eloquent manner, @SadhguruJV explains the nuances of the CAA & calls out the misinformation being spread. He highlights the Indian ethos of humanity, inclusiveness & compassion for those who have suffered atrocities #IndiaSupportsCAA.”
While Union Home Minister Amit Shah retweeted PM’s post, after the launch, the hashtag was trending on Twitter in India with 414K tweets.