'Game of Thrones' in Maharashtra: Twitter erupts with memes
Twitterati has been comparing the political situation in the state to the HBO show.
President Ram Nath Kovind, on Saturday morning, revoked the proclamation of central rule implemented in the state since November 12. In an overnight development, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Maharashtra Chief Minister for the second consecutive term while Pawar took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of the state, early this morning. The oath was administered by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to Fadnavis and Pawar at Raj Bhawan.
The move came at a time when deliberations between Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena on government formation seemingly reached the final stage on Friday.
Since the after the news, reactions have been pouring in on social media. Several users are comparing the situation to the hit HBO-series 'Game of Thrones'. The hashtag #GameofThrones has become one of the top trends on the microblogging platform.
Commenting on the overnight development, a user tweeted a picture of a newspaper headline saying 'Uddhav to be Maharashtra CM', against a backdrop of Fadnavis being sworn-in as CM on TV. "Today's news paper has lost its importance along with #ShivaSena," he captioned the post.
Today's news paper has lost its importance along with #ShivaSena #MaharashtraGovtFormation #maharastrapolitics… https://t.co/x6gjBR9Vi3— Rajesh nayak (@msd_junior1) 1574479607000
Another user compared the situation to the show's tragic red wedding.
Fans: the Red Wedding was the best twist I’ve ever seen. Meanwhile Amit Shah: #MaharashtraPolitics… https://t.co/tl8OFG3sVw— Rahul Soni (@rahul_23993) 1574484111000
Many users said Amit Shah should've written the final season of the show, with some comparing him to the author of the books on which the show is based, George RR Martin.
Gonna tell my kids that he is the Director of Game of Thrones #GameofThrones https://t.co/zxRl5Pk1Ro— meme_menaria (@MemeMenaria) 1574486691000
HBO Should have fired D&D and hired @AmitShah to write the script for #GameofThrones #MaharashtraPolitics… https://t.co/Ekz078hD0T— Viren Shah (@virendra_shah_) 1574487013000
#gonnatellmykids he is George R. R. Martin #GameofThrones https://t.co/y7NfrLnD0S— Angry Penguin (@Pritesh7777) 1574483118000
One user went ahead and made character comparisons between the show and politicians.
Just a #GameofThrones version of #MaharashtraPolitics https://t.co/kSqZCukbW2— Sanket #Team555 (@iamSanketSRK) 1574480726000
A user pointed out the time of the development, and compared it to waking up to watching the show that would air at 6 am in India.
Feels like Waking up to #GameofThrones episode at 6 am #MaharashtraGovtFormation https://t.co/dmtclqLOMn— Prateek Mishra (@prateek_piscian) 1574481658000