Assembly polls: When Twitteratti dish it out, add insult to taste

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 20, 2014 15:38 IST

Gone are the days when the political class could escape scrutiny when election results did not go their way. In the world of Twitter, there is no escaping brutal and instant citizen judgement served with dollops of biting humour.

The Maharashtra and Haryana assembly election results on Sunday served the perfect canvas for Twitteratti. Armed with wit, sarcasm and the 140-character limit, they had a field day, primarily at the expense of those on the losing side.

Potshots were taken at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, whose party secured one seat in Maharashtra. There were words of caution for runaway winner Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) too.

Even Star Movies did not want to lose out on politics, a key binding factor on Twitter.

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