Speculation on who would be a perfect candidate to fill J Jayalalithaa’s shoes as next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu came to an end when it became clear that VK Sasikala will be the next chief minister of the state. Current CM O Panneerselvam quit and it was all made virtually official wit the governor accepting the resignation. But as soon as the news of her taking over the post broke out, political and media platforms buzzed with activity.
The social platform erupted with posts questioning Sasikala’s elevation and netizens from the southern state took to Twitter to voice their doubts and question her ability to be the CM. Hashtags like #RIPTN, #sasikala and #TNSaysNo2Sasi started trending on Twitter and with that people expressed their displeasure regarding the decision. Meanwhile, the social platform was flooded with trolls and memes as well. Strangely, many users could not decide which was worse, the US being governed by Donald Trump or Tamil Nadu under Sasikala. Check out some of the witty, hilarious, furious, even heart-rending reactions here.
Anand KumarVerified account @iamanandkr
#Sasikala”s elevation as CM is lk someone who’s nvr been to school becoming a College Principal
— shaikh sadam (@sadam_shaikh) February 5, 2017
The Masakadzas @Nesenag
Can media stop calling #Sasikala as Chinamma, it is embarrassing & demeans the legacy of Amma. Plus the people hate that name #TNSaysNo2Sasi
A state wich has world famous personalities @sundarpichai @arrahman @superstarrajini s under the hands of 10 std fail lady #sasikala #RIPTN
Allwyn A Kilbert @allwynk
Ppl getting emotionally hijacked both Deepa and Sasikala are same… No political or administrative background #tnsaysnotosasi #TnPolitics
Meena Rakesh @MeenaRakesh8
I VOTED FOR A PARTY LEADER NOT A MAFIA LEADER
Mafia rule in TN. Deeply saddened by recent developments. Feeling Frustrated..Angry.. Helpless.. Hopeless.. #RIPTN #RIPTamilNadu #sasikala