New Delhi: The elections are over, AAP has won but Twitter is still interested in the results and its political fallout.
BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya is still unable to digest AAP’s victory, perhaps because he still finds the ‘grapes sour’.
Just because Arvind Kejriwal won another mandate doesn’t mean all the claims he made on education and health are true, not even the freebies he speaks about reached many people. But he did manage the perception. Those who helped him perpetuate his lies can go collect their check!
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) February 11, 2020
Actor Ranvir Shorey, who has been very impressed by the BJP in recent months, is suddenly singing a different tune about the Delhi results
With the #DelhiElectionResults, I sincerely hope the BJP learns that the Hindu nationalist fervour it’s constantly trying to whip up to its advantage simply does not exist in the majority of #India. The nation thirsts just for good governance and ease of living. #BharatMataKiJai
— Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) February 11, 2020
Yoga guru and founder of Patanjali, Baba Ramdev is all praise for AAP’s hard earned victory—that is if you can understand his ‘shudh’ Hindi.
सत्कार व तिरस्कार के पार ध्येयनिष्ठा, प्रचंड पुरुषार्थ, पराक्रम व सेवानिष्ठा से मिली जीत के लिए श्री @ArvindKejriwal जी को बधाई व आशीर्वाद।
— स्वामी रामदेव (@yogrishiramdev) February 11, 2020
Rajya Sabha BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta diagnoses BJP’s weaknesses in the Delhi polls and prescribes three restorative moves.
3 obvious lessons for BJP after Delhi: 1) Ideological issues must be supplemented by a solid governance agenda 2) There has to be a vibrant local unit with mohalla presence, & not merely during polls 3) A chief ministerial face is a must. Modi-Shah can’t be a substitute.
— Swapan Dasgupta (@swapan55) February 11, 2020
What ails Congress is clear from the official Congress handle: instead of introspection, it wants to share the love…
— Congress (@INCIndia) February 12, 2020
Luckily, a few Congress leaders are willing to speak out: Here’s former Congress Mumbai chief Milind Deora and Delhi Mahila Congress President Sharmishta Mukherjee.
With due respect sir, just want to know- has @INCIndia outsourced the task of defeating BJP to state parties? If not, then why r we gloating over AAP victory rather than being concerned abt our drubbing? And if ‘yes’, then we (PCCs) might as well close shop! https://t.co/Zw3KJIfsRx
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) February 11, 2020
Meanwhile, former AAP member and political commentator Ashutosh is most amused…
I can understand the frustation of my bigoted friends ….
They are calling Delhi voters –
I had a good laugh .
— ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) February 12, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all set to welcome US President Donald Trump, sends out a statesmanlike tweet about the two countries.
India and USA share a common commitment to democracy and pluralism. Our nations are cooperating extensively on a wide range of issues. Robust friendship between our nations augurs well not only for our citizens but also for the entire world.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 12, 2020
And President Trump responds in kind…
#BREAKING: US President Donald Trump on his #India🇮🇳 visit this month: 'We will have millions of people from the airport to the new stadium, the largest stadium. Prime Minister @narendramodi is a great gentleman. He is a friend of mine. I am looking forward to the India visit.' pic.twitter.com/DAJ0h9AL4R
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 12, 2020
Lastly, PDP leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has a few questions for the delegation of European diplomats on a visit to J&K.
Hope you & @EU_in_India question GOI about
•Internet ban since 5th August & economic losses suffered
•GOI muzzling local media in Kashmir
•release of detainees inc 3 ex CMs slapped with draconian PSA
•troop deployment to create fear amongst people
Normalcy’s an illusion https://t.co/Jn7lPCdFtj
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) February 12, 2020