Nagaland home minister's crore goes crazy on twitter

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Imkong L Imchen
New Delhi, Feb 18: Cash in huge quantity seems to be the fetish of Nagaland's Home Minister Imkong L Imchen. The minister, who was detained in an early morning incident today for carrying Rs 1.10 crore in cash and a cache of arms and ammunition, including rifles, was also detained in 2010 in Nepal with huge cash. And this act of his has made him a trend-setter, at least on the twitter. By evening today he was at number four on Twitter.com.

Imchem is the Nagaland People's Front candidate from Koridanga and also the campaign in charge of NPF. In June 2010, Imchen was detained at the Kathmandu airport for carrying Indian currency amounting to Rs nine lakh in denominations of Rs 1000 and Rs 500.

The comments on twitter are from bitter to funny as India seems to have forgotten the northeast India and Imchen threw the focus back on them, bit notoriously. Here are some of the tweets:

Ningsang Jamir ‏@NingsangJamir : So ashamed that the Nagaland Home Minister is from my constituency.He should never b allowed to contest any elections again.EVER.

Kechi Insing ‏@Kechi006: Rs 500cr estimated to be used in election '13.12lacs registered voters approx.10lacs might vote . Each voter will get 5k.

Aditya Ambekar ‏@ambekaraditya: Chaliye hum aur aap khelte hai 'Kaun Ban Gaya Crorepati'. Aaj hamare saath hai Nagaland Home Minister......

hotty ‏@1234hotty: Unbelievable India : Nagaland Home Minister detained; 1 Crore in cash, Arms seized from his car.

Sunil Shibad ‏@sshibad: Congrats to Assam Rifles for arresting Nagaland Home Minister for carrying 1.10 crore cash , pistols, rifles and bullets.

Vikash Jha ‏@iamvkjha: GoI keeps ignoring NE but they are catching up with mainstream India. Nagaland Home Minister caught with more than a crore rupees and arms.

Yash. ‏@YoYoGabbarSingh: Ohh, actually I think except people from Nagaland, nobody knows his name ans that's why Nagaland home minister is trending.

WildShip ‏@WildShip: Two things are clear a) He had Indian currency & not Chineees b) like any other state nagaland also has corruption.

Sumeet Trivedy ‏@sumeet_Trivedy: Don't remember Nagaland ever, just because HM of Nagaland is caught with 1cr, Nagaland Home Minister is trending. Shame...

2Bin Nabam ‏@Mr_FrenchFries: Nagaland home minister detained with guns and money. Are we suprised? I guess not.

Suman Gangopadhyay ‏@sgangopadhyay: Who says that #Nagaland is a poor state ? Nagaland Home Minister carried Rs. 1 crore plus arms. From where the arms came ? Is it NSCN ?

Point Blank ‏@DJaynomics: As majority tweeples cant spell Imkong L Imchen correctly, 'Nagaland Home Minister' is their escape route.

Bitter Truth ‏@bitter_truth2: Why blame Nagaland Home Minister? Sandeep Dikshit (son of Sheila Dikshit) was caught with 10 lacs cash - Nothing happened!

Mijito Chishi ‏@MijitoChishi: Thanks to Nagaland Home Minister, people are asking me about the State again. Rear entry nonetheless.

Sir Ravindra Jadeja ‏@vallabhpatade: Why blame Nagaland Home Minister. Son of Pratibha Patil was caught with 1 Cr cash. Nothing happened.

Sick Doctor ‏@Restlessler: Thanks to Nagaland Home Minister , that nagaland got news space on national media after one year .

Monsoon Rider ‏@MonsoonRider: FYI: Nagaland Home Minister is not a Congressi....

Shelly Mangat ‏@shellymangat: OMG !!! Nagaland made it to the twitter trends for the first time i guess. Thanks to the Nagaland Home Minister !!!

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