Counting for Karnataka elections began in full swing on Tuesday. At this point, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has already crossed the halfway mark and are inching towards winning at least 125 seats in the state.
BJP workers in Karnataka have already begun celebrations in full swing as soon as the ruling party crossed 112 seats. However, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who has summed up what the country’s ruling party is feeling right now.
When asked what would happen if the Congress raised questions on whether the electronic voting machines (EVMs) had been tampered with in Karnataka, this was his reaction:
— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2018
Early on Tuesday morning, people woke up to a neck-to-neck battle between BJP and Congress. While many thought that the Congress had a fighting chance in Karnataka, their wishes were thwarted as numbers started rolling in towards the noon.
Social media was naturally abuzz with reactions to the poll results, with many voicing their discontent and others just laughing along with the madness.
From Today onwards, Karnataka will be North India
— Anjali George (@Kuvalayamala) May 15, 2018
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) May 15, 2018
Karnataka you had one job, just ONE
— Prabha Raj (@deepsealioness) May 15, 2018
In the battle between LOTUS and LOOT-US .
The people of Karnataka chooses LOTUS over the LOOT-US government.
The LOTUS continues to BLOOM.#KarnatakaVerdict
— Jitu Vaghani (@jitu_vaghani) May 15, 2018
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) May 15, 2018
Let’s be humble
Karnataka victory was not possible without Rahul Gandhi
— #GauravPradhan (@DrGPradhan) May 15, 2018
— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) May 15, 2018
So, what’s that old electoral saying…the party that wins Karnataka goes on to lose the General Election?
— Krishan Partap Singh (@RaisinaSeries) May 15, 2018
— Freelance 007 (@James_Beyond) May 15, 2018
— Sujesh (@Sujesh_Knr) May 15, 2018
— Sumit_Periwal (@SumitPeriwal) May 15, 2018