Exclusive: Malayalis ‘beg’ to collect funds for broke Finance Minister
On the heels of the entevaka campaign that took shape after new-generation director Ashiqu Abu’s viral Facebook post regarding the recent bargate scandal in Kerala, the social media revolutionaries are prepping up for another unique way of protest.
The latest in the line, Donate a Penny to the Finance Minister, calls for the anti-corruption supporters of the state to gather at MG Road, Kochi, on 25 January, 10 am, to beg for the allegedly corrupt minister.
When contacted, Rahul Pashupalan, the man behind the campaign, told Folomojo: “Through the Donate a Penny movement, we want to reach to the masses. Only 15% of the state population use social media. Hence, campaigning in Facebook or Twitter is just not enough.”
The 27-year-old is a familiar name in the Kerala media circles as he was one of the organisers of the controversial Kiss of Love campaign.
Meanwhile, the hashtag #entevaka500 is still trending on Twitter and more number of people are taking to Twitter and Facebook to joke about Mani. Have a look!
(“If I get Rs 500, I would have given it to poor KM Mani.”)
— in Kerala (@psychkerala) January 21, 2015
To People who are donating ,Be careful he is having currency counting machine at home can verify counterfeit currency also #entevaka500
— Double Chankan (@rinku418) January 21, 2015
(“Run Kerala Run!”)
#entevaka500 Do I get income tax rebate for donations to K M Mani?
— Jasoos Kutty (@JasoosKutty) January 21, 2015
(Beggar 1: Pillai has said that Mani has taken Rs 19 crore from gold jewellers and Rs 2 crore from rice mill owners.
Beggar 2: It’s the time for the next State Budget. Don’t let Mani Sir see you!)
#entevaka500 . Sir please keep it with pleasure
Mani "Saar" is going to be the quickest to become a billionaire in India! #entevaka500
— Subhash (@subhashnm) January 20, 2015
(“Forgive me, Mani Sir. I’m in financial crisis.”)
Ammaaa vallathum tharanee… #entevaka500
— ☮സലിം ഭായ് ミ (@zalimbhaai) January 20, 2015
(“Please give me something….”)
#entevaka500 വീടിൽ വന്നു വാങ്ങിച്ചാൽ മതി……
— Jithesh Kannan (@ItzmeJithesh) January 20, 2015
(“Come home and collect the money.”)
ഓരോ വാര്ഡിലും രണ്ടു വീതം ബാറുകള് എന്ന പ്രതീക്ഷയോടെ. #EnteVaka500
— Roshan (@Roshanism_) January 20, 2015
(“Hope you will start two bars each in every ward.”)
A call from minister office. . ☺ so here is my 500$ #Entevaka500 — feeling pumped
— arun pd (@arunpd007) January 21, 2015
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