The PM was criticised for allegedly following some of them on Twitter from his personal handle and soon on Thursday hashtag #BlockNarendraModi began trending on the micro blogging site in no time to express objection against him following the trolls.
One such troll is Nikhil Dadhich who used an abusive reference to the slain journalist. “Ek kuttiya kutte ki maut kya mari, saare pille ek sur mein bilbila rahe hain” (It took a bitch to die a dog’s death, for all pups to howl in the same tune),” he Tweeted.
Here are some of the tweets:
“The worst PM india has seen till now. Following all abuser. #Shame #BlockNarendraModi ”
— Hakeem for bhakt (@Hakeem__danish) September 7, 2017
Not just PM, several ministers, MPs follow this account that glorifies killing of a senior journalist. Should be brought to their attention https://t.co/kmyR9R7Ny5
— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) September 6, 2017
If our respected prime minister follow such idiots it's better to block PM also #BlockNarendraModi
— प्रेरणा (@Iam_Prerna) September 7, 2017
“An absentee PM who cant care about d country that voted him to power & follows venomous people on Twitter. #BlockNarendraModi is a good idea.”
— Akshay Bajaj (@villagerurbaine) September 6, 2017
“Thought about it a lot. Finally took the decision to #BlockNarendraModi as he follows too many handles that propagate violence and abuse!”
Thought about it a lot. Finally took the decision to #BlockNarendraModi as he follows too many handles that propagate violence and abuse!
— Jay Ambadi (@jay_ambadi) September 7, 2017
“A Prime Minister who serves a third of the country and follows those indulging in filthy abuse of others is rubbish. #BlockNarendraModi”
— Vidyut (@Vidyut) September 6, 2017
— #iStandWithFarmers (@suresh_ediga) September 6, 2017
“Doing something I should have done a long time back. Thanks @drrakeshparikh #BlockNarendraModi”
— amitbehere (@amitbehere) September 6, 2017
Anyone who follows vile, vicious abusive trolls isnt & will never be my PM #BlockNarendraModi
— SANDIPAN MITRA (@SANDIPANMITRA6) September 6, 2017
— Sahil Prasad (@laxmi407) September 6, 2017
The Kannada journalist-activist, known for her left- leaning outlook and forthright views on Hindutva politics, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at her residence on Tuesday night.
Lankesh, 55, had returned home in her car and was opening the gate when motorcycle-borne assailants fired at her indiscriminately, with two bullets hitting her in the chest and one on her forehead, police officials said.
She died instantaneously.
With PTI inputs