Why is Union Minister Alphons KJ being trolled on Twitter?Last updated on Aug 23, 2018, 06:54 pm
Union Minister Alphons KJ has joined the long list of leaders who were trolled on social media with the hashtag #KannanthanamSleepChallenge.
But what did he do, you ask? Alphons posted a harmless photo of him sleeping at a relief camp after Kerala floods, and Twitter users just couldn't stop making jokes about it.
Notably, in rain-battered Kerala, lakhs have been displaced from their homes.
The picture which started it all
Alphons shared a picture of him sleeping and wrote: In Changanassery SB high school camp. He was seen wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans.
Later, he again tweeted the picture tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, and ministers Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan.
This time he wrote: Most people didn't sleep, thinking of an uncertain tomorrow.
That started the trolling.
With hilarious captions, people tweet photos of them sleeping
Most of the users wondered how Alphons posted a picture while sleeping. Soon, the #Kannanthanamsleepchallenge became a new thing on Twitter.
Netizens posted pictures of them sleeping coupled with hilarious reactions.
There were critics too. "Being an educated civil servant turned politician with immense experience, we expect mature and responsible behavior from you!" tweeted @jeffshawn, while many felt this was for publicity.
This tweet is more complex than scientific problems
#KannanthanamSleepChallenge.— Sara..thush (@neeharabindu) August 22, 2018
Sleeping after hard day of work
Please note: I am the one who is sleeping, but I am the one uploading photo while I am sleeping, because I am the sleeping I am the uploading
Kumbidi kku polum tholpikkan aavilla makkale pic.twitter.com/PT9SgtWdC3
Recently, Alphons said state and Centre have to rebuild Kerala
Notably, Alphons has been acting as connect between Centre and CPI(M) ruled Kerala since rains wreaked havoc in the state.
Telling what lies ahead for the state now, Alphons said, both Centre and state have to rebuild Kerala.
He said what's gone was gone, there is no time to shed tears. "Worst is over. Sunnyside of Kerala is up," he said.