Telangana election results: When channels and meme pages got creative
Most of the images were inspired by films such as Baahubali and 2.0 and actor Rajinikanth
Published - 13-December-2018
The Telangana Assembly election results were declared on December 11 and K Chandrasekhar Rao led TRS to a thumping victory.
Channels, both regional and national, covered the results extensively. The regional channels started live telecast from 6 am and live updates, panel discussions and in-depth analysis continued during the day. While the sentiments ran high on the ground, in the studios, some channels got highly creative, taking reportage to a different level.
The Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 is raking millions in the box office and the influence of the movie was clearly seen on the counting day. HMTV, a 24- hour Telugu channel presented KCR as ‘Chiiti- the robot’ (a heroic character from the movie 2.0) in a graphic shown during their news updates.
The channel had GIFs of winning candidates jumping with joy while the election results were being declared. HMTV also portrayed caricatures of the candidates who lost, with tears rolling down their faces and Telugu film song ‘Nee Gudu Chedirindi’ playing in the background.
Another major Telugu player Sakshi TV also went creative with caricatures and cartoons. Sakshi presented a cartoon video where TDP President Chandrababu Naidu was seen riding a cycle (TDP’s party symbol) with Congress leaders Uttam Kumar Reddy and Ponnala Lakshmaiah.
Another video portrayed Chandrababu Naidu sitting on a tree along with the same leaders, and in a while, falling. The video takes a snide pull on TDS and Congress alliance named Prajakutami.
Meanwhile, meme pages too celebrated the election results by posting hilarious images. The memes were highly influenced by movies like Baahubali, 2.0, and Rajinikanth.
Apart from Telangana results, the memes were focused on Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan state elections results as well.
Let’s take a look at few of them:
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