The Bihar election results have been a top trend on Twitter since Sunday morning.
In the early hours, as the counting began, projections from national media went all over the place — starting from declaring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the winner, only to later flip towards the Mahagathbandhan of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, and back again to the BJP.
But as the day progressed, it now seems the Grand Alliance has been favoured by Bihar's electorate, while the BJP, now losing the race, is being subjected to a lot of criticism on social media.
On Twitter, the hashtags #Bihar, #BiharElections and #BiharResults are some of the top trends. As per data taken from social analytics tools Topsy, #Bihar has been tweeted 6,67,760 times since Sunday (8 November) morning, while #Biharelections and #Biharresults has been posted 1,10,817 times by users, making them the top trends.
We have compiled some of the top reactions from Twitterati:
Instead of 'Cow' eating the 'fodder', this time fodder ate the cow. #BiharResults
Sorry, it's all the smoke from the crackers in neighbouring Pakistan ;) https://t.co/05PcqpTL4m
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) November 8, 2015
Shivam Chauhan @shivamsinghme
Rahul Gandhi celebrating #BiharResults reminds me of Piyush Chawla in World Cup winning team...
Simranjeet K @i_simranjeet
Political Pundits :
9 AM - People have rejected Lalu-Nitish.
11 AM - People have rejected BJP. #BiharResults
Mahesh Murthy @maheshmurthy
First it was #delhielection
Now it is #BiharResults
Guess #AchcheDin aa rahe hain. :-)
Shatrughan Sinha @ShatruganSinha
It appears that the issue of Bihari vs Bahari (and Bihari Babu's absence) has been settled once and for all.
Shirish Kunder ✔ @ShirishKunder
At least now, BJP should reveal its CM candidate, so the joke is complete. #BiharResults
Madhavan Narayanan ✔ @madversity
Rumour:Shatrughan Sinha plans to go to Amit Shah and say: "Khaaaamosh!"#BiharResults
Pic 1: Yesterday's Chanakya Pic 2: Today's Chanakya pic.twitter.com/7yGBe34KFz
— oculus (@daddy_san) November 8, 2015
Hypocrisy Watch @bigotry_watch
Goodbye @TodaysChanakya if there is anyone who has lost the most, it is your credibility. #BiharResults