All of this started on the day of the inauguration of Kollam Bypass. Prime Minister Mr Modi inaugurated the bypass and people were joking how he came flying to inaugurate a 13 km bypass. I wondered to myself if Modi knows about the bypass in my hometown, which was proposed a long time back and was hitting roadblocks in every turn, the town outgrew original plan for it. This was the tweet which started it all, which loosely translates to “If Modi is good enough, build the Thiruvalla bypass and show us”.
We were making fun of politicians there and then came a guy who is a supporter of Congress. He made fun of the Prime Minister and Chief Minister and tagged the MP of our constituency, Mr Anto Antony and Mr Oommen Chandy to the tweet. I didn’t identify the political thing he did here, otherwise, I’d have ignored him.
Seeing this tweet, I said the first thing which came to my mind, that I don’t think this MP knows if Thiruvalla is there.
We need a back story here. Mr Anto Antony MP is the Member of Parliament for the last two terms from our constituency, Pathanamthitta. The last time I saw him was at the time of last elections, 2014. I have seen no news or presence of him in Thiruvalla except for some inaugurations of shops, functions, etc. Nothing constructive.
Most of the Thiruvallites will agree with me in this. They actually did.
Then came MP, showing off. Mr Anto Antony tweeted that he comes to Thiruvalla often and he is attending some function in Thiruvalla that day and he can call me if I want. Way off the whole point if you ask me. Obviously, I got agitated and asked him if he can list out a few things he did for Thiruvalla as the MP of the constituency.
Mr MP gave me this answer as his accomplishment of the last 10 years.
He said two escalators are in ‘progress’ in Thiruvalla railway station, which is the only railway station in the district and his constituency. And this railway station is in a terrible state with uncovered platforms and lack of basic amenities.
I never got an answer from him of what he did for the last 10 years. I think we’ll have to cope with the progressing escalators here. But everything went downhill from there. Someone called me an ‘Antham Sanghi fake’, I do not understand why. Because I asked Mr Anto Antony something, and he didn’t answer!!???
This guy, who is the KSU Kottayam Distric Committee Secretary, even accused the people who were backing me here of encouraging communalism. Whaaaaaat!!!
Mr Albin Joseph came late into the conversation and was busy accusing everyone in Twitter to be fake and gave that as an excuse for not answering the question asked. He deleted all the moronic tweets he typed out, but screenshots speak volumes. Mr Albin here is insulting people at a very personal level. He was coached well!!???
Here he says, we are insulting the MP using the fake accounts. Asking questions are considered insult in this country? Sorry, I had no idea.
Let’s leave him there, considering he is a young guy trying to impress his leaders. But there are a few who are spitting venom at me for the last few days. I have huge concern about the future leaders of Congress party from Kerala.
They even had the audacity to call this discussion an organized online campaign against Mr MP. Look at the handle which tweeted that. I didn’t know film actor Bhavana joined Congress and changed her name! And we have sponsors? Sorry to say but I got not even a paise for this which became a pain in my ass.
And then comes this thread, which harasses me to that extend, I couldn’t just sit and watch.
And this is the escalator Mr MP told about. I thought it was almost completed and I’ll get a chance to meet him in person soon enough.
These Congress affiliated people are harassing me because I asked a question to the elected representative of my constituency. Really? This is how your politics works? If you don’t have answers for something, harass the other person and imply that they are from the opposite party?
I never asked these guys anything. I asked my MP what he did for my place and they take this as a threat. They ask me to question the MLA of the place and criticise his mistakes first. Hello! I asked Mr Anto Antony directly. MLA Mr Mathew T. Thomas is not even a point of discussion here.
I asked him a simple question, what he did for the constituency and I don’t understand what these people’s thought process is! They should have given me an answer and that should have been it. Simple. Instead, they chose to bully the people who question them. There are many more screenshots and tweets I can show, how these people work hard to picture me as someone from the enemy forces. This is only the top layer of all of it.
These people forgot one thing, I am also a voter, and I have every right to question my elected representative, whatever my political inclination is. Even if they come organized and attack me, I have decided to question Mr MP until I get an answer. Unlike them, I don’t have a group of people around me to support me in this. But I will do whatever I can.
And dear Mr Rahul Gandhi, I appreciate how much you work for INC. But if you cannot control these cyber bullies of the party, and teach them how to interact with common people when they ask something well in their rights, you have a fat chance here in Kerala. I am going to make sure these exchanges reach the people of Thiruvalla. Threaten me all you can. I don’t care.
And I am yet to get an answer from Mr MP.