New Delhi: After almost 15 hours of counting, the much-anticipated result of the Bihar assembly election was announced in the early hours of Wednesday with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning the popular mandate and Nitish Kumar returning as the chief minister.
This comes after most exit polls wrongly predicted a sweep by the Opposition-led Mahagathbandhan.
Here are some of the tweets on the political thriller that Bihar polls proved to be:
First up, Home Minister Amit Shah, who couldn’t campaign in Bihar this time, claimed victory for the BJP in a late night tweet.
बिहार के हर वर्ग ने फिर एक बार खोखलेवादे, जातिवाद और तुष्टिकरण की राजनीति को सिरे से नकार कर NDA के विकासवाद का परचम लहराया है।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 10, 2020
Vote counting in Bihar overlapped with last night’s Indian Premier League final and Union Minister Giriraj Singh clearly couldn’t resist a good pun.
Good one . pic.twitter.com/7RYgSlveWs
— Shandilya Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) November 10, 2020
Even though RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav didn’t get the birthday gift he had hoped for, his brother Tej Pratap had something to celebrate.
आंहां सभैं के आशीर्वाद से हसनपुर जीत गेल छिऽअई।✌️
हसनपुर के महान जनता सभैं के खूब-खूब धन्यवाद देई छिऽअई।
— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) November 10, 2020
LJP President Chirag Paswan tried to keep spirits up after his party’s poor show.
मुझे पार्टी पर गर्व है की सत्ता के लिए पार्टी झुकी नहीं।हम लड़े और अपनी बातों को जनता तक पहुँचाया।जनता के प्यार से इस चुनाव में पार्टी को बहुत मज़बूती मिली है।
बिहार की जनता का धन्यवाद ।
— युवा बिहारी चिराग पासवान (@iChiragPaswan) November 10, 2020
Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi took a swipe at Paswan and how his party played a spoiler’s role in the Bihar election.
Clearly, Chirag Paswan ji’s LJP has delivered for the BJP by reducing JDU to number 3 position. His ‘dil main hain Modiji’ was not merely a dialogue though there were multiple retakes.
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) November 11, 2020
Congress’ star spokesperson Pawan Khera tries manfully to explain why the grand old party lost — but won.
Those saying that the @INCIndia should have contested on lesser number of seats ignore the fact that some of these seats have been traditional bastions of the NDA. Even then, someone had to fight on these seats. https://t.co/MTQMMvw6n0
— Pawan Khera (@Pawankhera) November 10, 2020
The party’s national coordinator Geeta Sethi gave him valiant support…
— Advocate Geet Sethi (@IncGeetSethi) November 10, 2020
AICC national spokesperson Udit Raj holds the BJP responsible for something else.
भाजपा ने एक जीत बिहार में पा लिया । नीतीश कुमार को प्यार से अवकात में ला दिया। @INCIndia
— Dr. Udit Raj (@Dr_Uditraj) November 10, 2020
In a three-part thread, BJP MP Jyotiraditya Scindia couldn’t barely control his excitement over the Madhya Pradesh bypoll results.
मध्यप्रदेश उपचुनाव में भाजपा की जीत सत्य की जीत है। जनता के विश्वास की जीत है।भाजपा प्रत्याशियों के साथ कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर चले जांबाज़ सिपाहियों, कार्यकर्ताओं की जीत है।
— Jyotiraditya M. Scindia (@JM_Scindia) November 10, 2020
There was some heartburn in the RJD and Congress camp regarding the EVMs but Congress MP Karti P Chidambaram wasn’t having any of it.
Whatever be the outcome of any election, it's time to stop blaming the EVM. In my experience, the EVM system is robust, accurate and dependable. @ECISVEEP
— Karti P Chidambaram (@KartiPC) November 10, 2020
Comedian Kunal Kamra had an entirely different take on the meaning of EVM — read on.
EVM = Every Vote Modi
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) November 10, 2020
Former Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha has some harsh news for his party…but are they ready to hear it?
The Congress should stop criticising Mr Owaisi; it is a bizarre argument. His AIMIM has won 5 seats in Bihar. It is filling a vacant space. Please respect people’s verdict. Now even the Muslims are rejecting the Congress. They don’t trust it anymore.
Smell the coffee!
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) November 11, 2020
Congress’ national spokesperson Ragini Nayak composed a short poem the morning after the counting day.
करके विधि वाद न खेद करो⁰निज लक्ष्य निरन्तर भेद करो⁰बनता बस उद्यम ही विधि है⁰मिलती जिससे सुख की निधि है⁰समझो धिक् निष्क्रिय जीवन को
⁰नर हो, न निराश करो मन को 👊🏻#WednesdayMotivation ⁰#BiharElectionResults2020
— Dr. Ragini Nayak (@NayakRagini) November 11, 2020
BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia takes a dig at NDTV anchor Ravish Kumar for his expression during counting.
— Gaurav Bhatia Sr Adv BJP गौरव भाटिया 🇮🇳 (@gauravbh) November 10, 2020
BJP social media head Priti Gandhi has a suggestion for TMC leader Derek O’Brien.
— Priti Gandhi – प्रीति गांधी (@MrsGandhi) November 10, 2020
Zee News anchor Sudhir Chaudhary seems to be pleased with both US and Bihar election results.
करोना वाइरस का अब एक ही शिकार- डॉनल्ड ट्रम्प ।
नीतीश कुमार बाल बाल बच गए । अंत भला तो सब भला । https://t.co/8QPRCNQQL1
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) November 10, 2020
With vote counting delays in Bihar Tuesday, actor Swara Bhasker said what was on all of our minds.
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) November 10, 2020