New Delhi: Even as the Bihar assembly poll results trickled in on Sunday, the hashtag #Bihar began trending in Pakistan with Twitterati there closely following the latest updates. Such interest in a local Indian election was unprecedented. So what aroused their curiosity in this regard?
A few days ago BJP President Amit Shah had made a controversial remark saying that if his party lost Bihar polls Pakistan would celebrate by bursting crackers. Shah was thereafter accused of attempting to polarize Bihar along religious lines.
Here’s a look at some of the interesting tweets by Pakistanis on Sunday:
— Yashasvi (@rsyashasvi) November 8, 2015
I hear the firecrackers loud and clear but they seem to be bursting in #Bihar not Pakistan.
— Murtaza Solangi (@murtazasolangi) November 8, 2015
#Bihar – the top trend in Pakistan. Hardly anyone knew about these polls until Amit Shah said there’ll be fireworks in Pakistan if BJP loses
— Ashar Jawad (@AsharJawad) November 8, 2015
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) November 8, 2015
#Bihar is trending in Pakistan. Happy that our people are closely watching the elections there.
— Gen Hameed Gul (@GenHameedGul) November 8, 2015
Apna ilaqa #bihar trending top on twitter in Pakistan just coz they voted anti-Modi !!
— Shaheer Adil Azeem (@ShaheerAzeem) November 8, 2015
— Yusra Askari (@YusraSAskari) November 8, 2015