In a major embarrassment for Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the CPI(M) leader's name is shown by Google on searching for 'Bad Chief Minister of India'. The phrase was searched as many as 20,000 times in a day on Monday, revealed Google Trends.
Vijayan has been facing flak for ‘poor handling’ of the violence in the southern Indian state. Kerala has been witnessing unprecedented violence between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the CPI(M) and both parties have accused each other of orchestrating violence in the state. The state witnessed widespread clashes following a hartal called by the right-wing groups over the entry of women in Sabarimala.
Pinarayi Vijayan had implemented the Supreme Court order lifting the ban immediately after it was passed and has been at the receiving end of the wrath of Hindu supporters who believe in the custom of not allowing women in the age group 10-50 to enter the celibate god's hill shrine.
This is not the first time Google searches have thrown up such interesting results. A couple of year ago, Narendra Modi's images popped up in the search results for “Top 10 criminals”. The prime minister's image was featured along with former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and even Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's pictures.
Similarly, the search results for the word 'idiot', at one point, showed images of US President Donald Trump. Google, however, denied that one person or a group of people are not able to manipulate the search results.
(With inputs from agencies)