Union minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah is visiting Chennai today to inaugurate a series of developmental projects and meeting representatives of the Tamil nadu BJP unit and senior leaders of ally AI ADMK. He is scheduled to start his visit by paying floral tributes to veteran AIADMK leaders and former chief ministers MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalitha at the Kalaivanar Arangam at 4 : 30 PM, after which he is expected to lay foundation stones and inaugurate various developmental projects, including the Chennai metro rail project Phase 3.
He is also expected to meet Tamil nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy and deputy chief minister O Panneer Selvam at the Kalaivanar Arangam. Plans of meeting the office bearers of Tamil nadu BJP unit to chalk out the strategies for the upcoming polls is also expected.
“Looking forward to being in Tamil Nadu tomorrow. Will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of various development projects.” Amit Shah posted a tweet in his official twitter account.
Looking forward to being in Tamil Nadu tomorrow. Will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of various development projects.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 20, 2020
நாளை தமிழகத்திற்கான பல்வேறு வளர்ச்சி மற்றும் மேம்பாட்டுத் திட்டங்களுக்கு அடிக்கல் நாட்டி தொடங்கி வைக்க இருப்பதை மகிழ்ச்சியுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன் https://t.co/ykLR9ZpexP
Ahead of his visit, Tamil nadu social media has already divided into two. A set of people are trending hashtags opposing the visit of the BJP leader whereas another set of social media users are welcoming his arrival. “Go Back Amit Shah” and “TN Welcomes Amit Shah” are trending simultaneously with thousands of tweets.
Meanwhile, a number of social media users are posting tweets comparing Amit Shah with Tamil actor/filmmaker Santhana Bharathi and posting tweets to tickle the laughing bones of the micro blogging social media site users. Veteran Tamil filmmaker Mahendran’s son John Mahendran who is known for directing actor Vijay in “Sachein”, posted a tweet writing “Go Back Amit Ji, we already have Santhana Bharathi ji.” by posting a picture of both of them who are looking similar.
Another twitter user posted a tweet talking to the character played by Santhana Bharathi in Kamal Haasan’s “Anbe Sivam” movie. “You have reformed in Anbe Sivam, Aandavar (Kamal) accepted you as a God. But, in real life, it doesn’t matter if you have reformed or not. We don’t need you because we don’t need Hindutva” he said in his tweet.
அன்பே சிவத்துல நீங்க திருந்துனீங்க. உங்கள கடவுள்னு ஆண்டவர் ஏத்துக்கிட்டாரு. ஆனா ரியல் லைஃப்ல நீங்க திருந்துனாலும் திருந்தலன்னாலும் எங்களுக்கு நீங்க வேண்டாம் சார். ஏன்னா எங்களுக்கு இந்துத்துவம் வேண்டாம்!#GoBackAmitShah 🔥— Gurubaai (@ItsGurubaai) November 21, 2020
Many others compared the two due to the similar looks of them. One of a twitter user uploaded a video of Santhana Bharathi himself reacting to the strange comparison in a humorous way.
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Tamil nadu BJP leader L Murugan had said that Amit Shah’s visit to the state will instill feat amongst the other political parties. It is expected that Amit Shah is going to meet Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth.