Recently after the exit polls predicted a landslide victory for PM Modi, Liberals had neutral journalists couldn’t hide their frustration of a possibility of another term of PM Modi. Now that the early trends of election results are firming up an inevitable BJP victory, the Liberals and ‘neutral journalists’ are having a spectacular meltdown on Twitter.
Congress apologist and a foul-mouthed self-proclaimed professor Ashok Swain couldn’t digest the fact that BJP is yet again democratically elected to form a government at the centre. In an attempt to undermine the voters, Swain asserted that voters had even Hitler, Mugabe, Marcos, Trump, Putin and Erdogan to power.
Don’t underestimate ‘intelligence’ of voters! They had also voted Hitler, Mugabe, & Marcos to power! They have also voted Trump, Putin & Erdogan to power!
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) May 23, 2019
Controversial journalist Rana Ayyub cannot bring herself to the fact that Sadhvi Pragya, who was wrongly incarcerated for the Samjhauta Express Bomb blast is leading the Bhopal constituency.
Pragya Thakur leading from Bhopal. Clearly this is what India wants. https://t.co/VqZGOb8kQ1
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) May 23, 2019
With PM Modi’s march to the power inevitable, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta lamented that no matter who wins, India will remain battered and divided.
It Doesn’t Matter Who Wins Today – India Remains Battered and Divided – The Wire https://t.co/GW9u9Vr2pC
— ParanjoyGuhaThakurta (@paranjoygt) May 23, 2019
A troll masquerading as a journalist, Swati Chaturvedi was utterly astounded that the BJP has pulled off a victory as easily as it appears to be achieving.
So is it done & dusted with a majority for BJP?
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) May 23, 2019
JNU freelance protestor-turned-full-time-politician Shehla Rashid was dejected that the early trends gave BJP a comfortable lead to form a government yet again. She asserted that in 2014 she felt Arvind Kejriwal will be PM and the public would reject a ‘mass-murderer’. Clearly, Rashid is on the verge of catastrophic mental failure as results are establishing that another term for PM Modi is imminent.
I clearly remember 16 May, 2014. Everyone was rushing to JNU Students’ Union office to watch the Lok Sabha results. I had a naive belief that @ArvindKejriwal would become PM, that India would reject a mass murderer. That was the first time that I felt like a Muslim in India.
— Shehla Rashid شہلا رشید (@Shehla_Rashid) May 23, 2019
One Congress sympathiser discredited the 2019 elections altogether and expressed a forlorn hope that people realised it.
2019 wasn’t an election. It was a con from start to finish. I just hope people saw thru it.
— SonaliRanade (@sonaliranade) May 23, 2019
Even before the Results started to trickle in, some journalists were quick to offer explanations about their job as journalists.
Regardless of results today-As a journalist I will continue to ask questions of concerned authorities & those in power & ask elected PM of world’s largest democracy to hold unfiltered press conferences.I also hope civility returns to our discourse & personal ties too! #India pic.twitter.com/iGvNYga0QK
— Smita Sharma (@Smita_Sharma) May 23, 2019
According to Congress supporter Tehseen Poonawala’s infinite wisdom, BJP manipulated the EVMs in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh polls to increase their voter percentage, but not the seats.
— Shantanu Gupta (@shantanug_) May 23, 2019