Amethi has fallen. Smriti Irani is now the MP of the Gandhi pocket borough. But even when Congress president Rahul Gandhi was battling the BJP leader, who has been his shadow and nemesis for a while, social media was flooding with memes showing the contest in a lighter vein. As it became clear that the Congress leader was trailing, the memes knew who to target.
Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat in a press conference later in the evening.
In 2004, Rahul first won Amethi with a margin of 100,000 votes. In 2009, he retained the seat defeating his nearest rival by 370,000 votes and in the last general election in 2014, Rahul defeated Irani by a margin of one lakh votes.
Some memes and jokes for the Smriti vs Rahul trend.
Smriti Irani is the Arya Stark of this Election 2019 :) #ElectionResults2019
Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 23, 2019
Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) May 23, 2019
After Seeing #Amethi Fight between Smriti Irani and RaGa
Modi be like * pic.twitter.com/Ieb2cjSwz2
Amit Singh Rathore (@Ra_thor_amit) May 23, 2019
Chowkidar Ankit Totla (@caankittotla) May 23, 2019
(@Rancy_15) May 23, 2019
Ravi Ranjan (@withravii) May 23, 2019
yash Jain (@yashJai89956187) May 23, 2019
Arah (@catfishforsure1) May 23, 2019
ravindra murdeshwar (@raveeeez) May 23, 2019
Sanjay Verma (@Sanjubabatweets) May 23, 2019