Smarting From Defeat, BJP Supporters Attack Bihar, Shourie On Twitter

09/11/2015 12:18 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 8: Congress workers celebrate after Mahagathbandhan's (Grand Alliance) victory in Bihar assembly elections at AICC, on November 8, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Nitish Kumar said, 'I express my gratitude towards people of Bihar, will try our best to match up with their expectations. We respect our opposition in Bihar; want to work in consensus with everyone to develop Bihar. This victory is big win and we will work towards the grand alliances mandate for the development of Bihar.' Lalu Yadav said, 'BJP had its eyes on Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. It wanted to move eastwards. Bihar stopped them in tracks. PM Narendra Modi is nothing but an RSS pracharak.' The grand alliances victory is also attributed to the rejection of communal politics, driven mostly by the recent debate over cow slaughter and consumption of beef. Data from the election commission’s website for 240 of the state’s 243 seats showed the RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance led in 178 seats, an emphatic victory over the NDA that could only win around 59 seats. (Photo by Arvind Yadav/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A defeat isn't easy to deal with. Especially on Twitter. So, when the trends in the Bihar election results on Sunday started to indicate that the Mahagathbandhan had a clear lead over the BJP, there was a near bloodbath on Twitter.

Many mocked Amit Shah for his 'Pakistan will crackers if BJP loses in Bihar' remark. And some of them just threw around words like 'bhakts', 'Hindu trolls', 'adarsh liberals' and 'pseudoseculars'.

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But the social media war went to a different level when some of the Twitter trolls launched a smear campaign against the people of Bihar, after BJP's loss on Sunday.

Some of them said that people in Bihar will apparently continue to live a miserable life because they chose Nitish Kumar over Narendra Modi.

The trolls wouldn't even take anything against the big leaders of the BJP. After the results, when Arun Shourie remarked that Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley should be held accountable for BJP’s loss in Bihar elections, the trolls started abusing the former Union Minister's son who suffers from cerebral palsy.


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In an interview to NDTV on Sunday evening, Shourie said, "My handicapped son and myself were abused by trolls. These fools are followed by the Prime Minister on social media."

Then, there were comments like these.

However, many on Twitter protested to the tasteless tweet on Shourie's son.

"What happens in newly tolerant India when someone speaks his mind," wrote Prem Panicker.

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