#KannanthanamSleepChallenge: It’s ‘brutal’ and you have to try it!

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s Kerala is slowly limping back towards normalcy, Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam spent a night at a relief camp in the flood-battered state – where lakhs have been forced to leave their inundated homes.

The BJP minister’s page posted pictures of him at a relief camp in SB High School, Changanassery, supposedly fast asleep. He can be seen lying down on a mattress on the ground in a t-shirt and jeans.

“In Changanassery SB high school camp,” said the post.

Ever since the minister posted on social media about it, he is being trolled for the well-intentioned gesture.

ചങ്ങനാശ്ശേരി എസ്ബി ഹൈസ്കൂളിൽ ക്യാമ്പിൽ.

Posted by Alphons Kannanthanam on Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Within moments, Internet had a new hashtag: #Kannanthanamsleepchallenge. Several Twitter users posted their sleeping photos with hilarious captions.

People have also been asking him how he’d posted the pictures if he’d fallen asleep. The minister, meanwhile, has clarified that the pictures were posted by his page admin and that he’d actually been asleep. But for now, nobody seems to be listening!

The Tourism Minister later tweeted the picture with this caption: “most people didn’t sleep, thinking of an uncertain tomorrow.” The tweet tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and two union ministers Piyush Goyal and Dharmendra Pradhan.

Check out some hilarious reactions: