#DravidaNadu has been trending on Twitter since the last two days, 50 years after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) dropped its demand for the Dravida Nadu, an independent nation comprising four southern states. #DravidaNadu was trending from Kerala, after the state refused to comply with the Centre’s decision to ban the sale of cattle for slaughter.
The ‘DravidaNadu’ hashtag got enthusiastic support from Twitterati in Tamil Nadu, as it protested against the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s notification, banning the sale of cattle for slaughter purposes. This decision has not been taken well by the people by down in Kerala as beef dishes are popular there.
Twitterati from Kerala brought out DravidaNadu hashtag to drive home their opposition to the Centre’s so-called imposition of culture, language and food habits upon people. However, some people made objected to secessionist demand.
The Dravida Nadu demand was dropped back in 1963 by DMK, following the Indian Constitution’s amendment to make secessionist demand illegal.
Expressing surprise over Kerala demanding Dravidanadu, Aazhi Senthil Nathan, a political analyst, tweeted his response.
Undoubtedly, Modi is the most powerful PM of India. He even converted a forgotten & TN-centric #DravidaNadu demand a live & South Indian one
— Senthil Nathan (@aazhisenthil) May 28, 2017
In Tamil Nadu, DMK and Congress leaders are using it as a tool to hit out at the Centre. They are holding the BJP responsible for the revival of demand for Dravida Nadu. DMK MLA J Anbazhagan also tweeted on the same.
#DravidaNadu Trending is just a start.
High Alert ?to BJP for discriminating d religious thoughts and imposing hindutva beliefs in S-India.
— J Anbazhagan (@JAnbazhagan) May 29, 2017
Twitteratti are constantly posting about the #DravidaNadu.
We gave you IT, we built your ISRO, we gave you Nuclear power. All that India gave back is Hindu Terrorism. Now we take back #DravidaNadu!
— ☭ Comrade Nambiar ☭ (@Kerala_Soviet) May 29, 2017
#dravidanadu trend by Tweeple is a simple and strong message to Mr. Modi. your worst governance & politics failing India.
— Sindhan Ra (@sindhan) May 28, 2017
Tamil Nadu BJP unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the demand for Dravida Nadu is entirely secessionist. “Tamil Nadu youths should not fall prey to such demands,” she said.