Schadenfreude is alive and well on social media. Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi's alliance was the butt of many jokes as results from the Uttar Pradesh elections came in and it became clear that it had failed to deliver. And coming just days ahead of the festival of colours, Holi, many used the popular disclaimer, "Bura na mano, Holi hai (Don't take it to heart, it's Holi)" in their tweets. The strategic Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, which Mr Yadav entered into against the advice of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, has taken a beating at the hands of the BJP. And how. The BJP is set to register a massive win in UP, leading in more than 320 of UP's 403 seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an aggressive campaign, holding 24 rallies across the state.Here are 13 of the funniest tweets on 2017's Uttar Pradesh election results:
This person thought he knew why Mr Yadav entered into the alliance with Mr Gandhi
People imagined how Mr Gandhi might have reacted as the results poured in
"Is it too late now to say sorry?"
People had a lot of opinions about Mr Gandhi's future in the Congress party
"Rahul Gandhi is responsible for Punjab victory but he is not responsible for UP loss. Understood everyone?"— Sagar (@sagarcasm) March 11, 2017
- Overheard in congress meeting
Rahul Gandhi deserves less credit for the Congress win in Punjab than Mitchell Marsh for Australia's win in Pune. Will still receive plenty.— Keshava Guha (@keshavaguha) March 11, 2017
As per sources, Amarinder Singh has sent a huge bouquet of flowers to Rahul Gandhi for his support by not campaigning for Cong in Punjab.— Lola Kuttiamma (@Priya_Menon) March 11, 2017
This person thought Mr Gandhi deserved much more credit than he was being given
All doubts finally put to rest. Today Rahul Gandhi Ji has once again proven his mettle. He has shown what he is capable of doing. For BJP.— Ketan C Bhate (@BhateKetan) March 11, 2017
The 'cycle' of jokes continued
And finally, this person reminded everyone to take it easy
Mr Yadav has resigned as UP's Chief Minister and said he hopes "the next government does better." In a press conference, he clarified that his partnership with the Congress would continue.