Akhilesh Yadav, the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister who lost power to the BJP in India's largest state earlier this year, found just the song to match the occasion.
ना ना करते, प्यार तुम्हीं से कर बैठे— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 27, 2017
करना था इंकार मगर इक़रार तुम्हीं से कर बैठे
Roughly translated, the words talk about a couple falling in love despite denying it.
Nitish Kumar began a sixth term as chief minister today, but with a different partner. After dumping last evening the grand coalition he had formed with Lalu Yadav and Congress, he has reunited with the BJP, a party he had broken up with in 2013 over the elevation of Narendra Modi.
Rishta mubarak. Khush raho, aabaad raho, ab saat raho. pic.twitter.com/PmNe4jWHfo— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 26, 2017
At this rate it's not going to be. "Congress mukth Bharat" it's gonna be a "Vipaksh mukth Bharat". We need to discover our A game PDQ IMO. https://t.co/oTUxugGVqM— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) July 27, 2017
Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor put out a series of tweets in which he described Nitish Kumar's move as "amoral politics".
This is now the3rd time that BJP has formed a state government after losing an election. Goa, Manipur&Bihar show our democracy in poor light— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 27, 2017
It was not all scorn and criticism; leaders of the ruling BJP heaped praise and greetings on Mr Kumar for his "homecoming". Nitishgharwapsi was also a trending topic on twitter.
Congrats to @NitishKumar ji on taking oath as CM of Bihar & starting this new innings of development & good governance.— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) July 27, 2017