Lok Sabha results: Smriti Irani ahead of RaGa in Amethi, and Twitter can't handle it
On Twitter, this battle has garnered a lot of attention.
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Congress stronghold Amethi is turning out to be a potboiler with Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani giving Rahul Gandhi tough competition. In early trends, the BJP leader was ahead by a margin of 20,000 votes when counting had commenced. As we write this, she holds a slender lead of over 3,000 votes.
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Amethi has been Gandhi's constituency since 2004, but the trends aren't showing a positive picture for the Congress scion, who is however leading in Wayanad.
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But even before the final results are out, the Smriti-vs-Rahul battle has led to a flood of reactions and memes on Twitter.
Smriti Irani looking for some competition from Rahual Gandhi. #LokSabhaElections2019 #Amethi https://t.co/TGRc6VF6pp— Arah (@catfishforsure1) 1558590291000
Two things which made the day 1) Heeraba thanking voters : Truly Emotional 2) Smriti Irani Leading in Amethi… https://t.co/YEvsU2dieX— YASH PAREKH (@imYParekh) 1558591851000
Rahul gandhi :- hame kitni seats aayi hai Modi ji :- #ElectionResults2019 https://t.co/6PSE2kbBn8— सफर™` (@LUVguru19_) 1558587862000
Come on @smritiirani mam. HOLD ON. This win will be one of the biggest ever. No one deserves to win more than you. #Amethi— B* (@Pungebaaz) 1558590582000
Waiting for this....... #ElectionResults2019 #Amethi https://t.co/VFY17inh4t— C (@chitra_rajpoot) 1558599562000
Meanwhile, as the numbers tilted in her favour, Irani also took to Twitter to celebrate.
TsuNAMO TsunAMI NaMo 2.0 Dhanyawad Bharat #VijayiBharat— Chowkidar Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) 1558603689000
And even as the number-crunching goes on, it's clear that the jokes have just begun. Clearly.