After two months of high-octane campaigning, controversy over EVM tampering and violations of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), the D-Day has arrived for the world’s largest democracy. BJP-led NDA appeared set to retain power as the alliance has taken a clear lead over the Congress-led UPA to cross the majority mark of 272 and race well over 300 seats out of the total 542 Lok Sabha seats.
Republic founder Arnab Goswami found himself with his foot in his mouth when he accidentally referred to Sunny Deol as Jism 2 actor Sunny Leone instead during a news show covering the counting of votes as the 2019 Lok Sabha elections come to a close.
Sunny Deol is contesting on a BJP ticket in Punjab’s Gurdaspur. Early numbers indicated he had a strong lead over his Congress counterpart Sunil Jakhar.
— Rupesh Brahmecha (@RupeshBrahmecha) May 23, 2019
This became a trending topic in twitter all of a sudden and people came up with hilarious memes and trolls :
— Sanu George (@SanuGeorgeTV) May 23, 2019
— Saif Giryal (@SGiryal) May 23, 2019
— thug (@Sandeep80442088) May 23, 2019
— Prateek Agarwal (@prateek_4) May 23, 2019
— Bhumi 💛 (@SidianForLife) May 23, 2019
— Aniket Pargaonkar 🇮🇳 (@aniketsp) May 23, 2019
Above all, to our surprise, Sunny leone herself reacted to Arnab in a hilarious way. The actress took twitter to do it. The tweet of Sunny read as “Leading by How many votes ???? 😉 😜”
Check out her tweet here :
Leading by How many votes ???? 😉 😜
— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) May 23, 2019
Check out some of the replies for Sunny here :
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) May 23, 2019
Join BJP…with you trending they can really accomodate you well
— Bullet Raja (@punekarAssal95) May 23, 2019
— ❗SIR JI❗ (@_sirji_) May 23, 2019
You won the republic of India, I mean goswami
— Sahaj Arora (@sahajtloi) May 23, 2019
What A Sport
— Aafrin (@Aafrin7866) May 23, 2019
As predicted in exit polls, BJP is making handsome gains in West Bengal and has managed to thwart the threats from Mahagathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh. Punjab is likely to be the only state where the Congress is expected to make huge gains on its own.
Saffron party has taken leads in many key states including, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Delhi and Maharashtra.