Mallu power! Malayalees take on their finance minister who says he was short of personal finance
While controversies surrounding Kerala’s liquor saga continue to rage unabated, director Aashiq Abu has taken on state finance minister K M Mani. A take which has become the rage in Kerala.
The finance minister had allegedly taken Rs 1 crore from bar owners to renew their licenses and to ensure that their establishments remained open. This was when the phased ban on bars was looming.
Mani, apparently in a candid moment, let it fly that he took the money because of some “personal problems.” This “confession” by the finance minister of Kerala, far away from being destitute, was enough for the famous understated Malayalee humour to go viral.
Director Aashiq, always been vocal about social issues, was quick to retort with a devastating tweet: “We should collect some more crores for poor ‘sir’, who is struggling to make ends meet. Here’s my share of Rs.500. #entevaka500″.
And #entevaka500 (my share Rs500) took off.
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The post went viral with the hashtag #entevaka500 (myshare500) registering 3, 000 likes and counting in no time. Meanwhile, tweets with the same hash tag is trending in Twitter too. Have a look!
500 will be too much for him,#entevaka500.. what ever i can is 5 rs ..please give me receipt for that too..pinnae thannilla ennu parayaruthu
— Thoby vazhappilly (@tobyvazhappilly) January 20, 2015
— aby (@abytharakan) January 20, 2015
കുടിയന്മാരുടെ ക്ഷേമത്തിനായി പ്രവർത്തിച്ച മാണി സാറിനു #entevaka500
— Jo 17 (@JijoJoyCherai) January 20, 2015
Brains behind this #EnteVaka500 campaign deserves a huge applause! Corruption should be eradicated completely.
— VINEETH (@Vineeethan) January 20, 2015
— Sajeth (@sajethpookandy) January 20, 2015
കൊച്ചിന് സ്കൂൾ ഫീസ് അടക്കണം പെണ്ണുംപുള്ളക്ക് പാഡ് വാങ്ങണം ഹോംലോണ് അടക്കണം ദാരിദ്ര്യമാണ് …എങ്കിലും ഇരിക്കട്ടെ 500 #entevaka500
— UnniKuttan (@unni_kuttan007) January 20, 2015
— Rajesh K (@odayanchal) January 20, 2015
— N (@El_Falafel) January 20, 2015
Malayalees trolling K M Mani with Rs 500 money orders after his alleged involvement in bar bribery is exposed #entevaka500
— Jasoos Kutty (@JasoosKutty) January 20, 2015
Hahahaha.. #EnteVaka500 is the best hashtag I’ve seen in a while. Mallu power.
— Moosa (@silppyG) January 20, 2015
മാണി സാറിനറിയാം ഈ നിലക്ക് പോയാൽ കൊണ്ഗ്രസ്സിനു ഭാവി ഇല്ല എന്ന്. വെയിൽ ഉള്ളപ്പോൾ വയിക്കോൽ ഉണക്കുക എന്നാണല്ലോ#EnteVaka500
— Perera Chunkzzz bro (@HelloMrPerera) January 20, 2015
— Xerox Copy (@IyamLechand) January 20, 2015
— we love cpim (@welovecpim) January 20, 2015
— ARJUN.C.M (@arjun_pdm) January 20, 2015
— Radhakrishnan G Nair (@radhakrishnang2) January 20, 2015
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