In a strange turn of events, it looks like even nature had to send across a signal of warning to Pakistan on what had happened in India on Friday. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan – an event that forced the Indian public on Twitter to claim that this was the first effect of 'Modi wave'.
The moderate earthquake that struck the city of Sibi, in Baluchistan province, at a depth of 71 kilometers, happened exactly at a time when frenzied and noisy Indian media ran amok announcing that the Hindu nationalist leader of the BJP party has won the election with an overwhelming majority – and will be the next Indian Prime Minister.
With a never-before-seen victory of its kind with 283 seats, it is reported that the 34-year-old BJP can form government on its own, NDTV reports. The total seats won by BJP are eleven more than the majority mark of 272.
BJP and its allies, who will form the next government under Modi, now have a runaway lead with 338 seats. Although it was widely speculated that BJP would win this time, no one would have quite imagined that the 'Modi-wave' would sweep the election in the fashion it did. Congress was 'decimated' as many television channels claims.
The event was too big a bombshell for Pakistan to withstand – or so the earthquake tended to show to the Indian public.
Have a look at Twitter's hilarious take on the strange coincidence:
— nikko73 (@gauravvsanghvi) May 16, 2014
Modi wave hits Pakistan thus, Moderate 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Pakistan. #ElectionResults
— paralogical (@nurag87) May 16, 2014
Afetr Modi won, Moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan. Any connections? #DiggiLogic
— Ajeet Panigrahi (@ajeetpanigrahi) May 16, 2014
Modi becomes PM and a moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan; coincidence eh?
— Pratik Agarwal (@thePratik7) May 16, 2014
— Tushar Soni (@tushar_soni) May 16, 2014