BJP’s Sambit Patra had emerged as one of the most controversial spokespersons during the campaign period of the just-concluded assembly polls. Days after the model code of conduct kicked in, the Election Commissioned had ordered the filing of an FIR against him. This was after the Congress accused him of violating poll guidelines by holding an impromptu press conference in front of a commercial building in MP Nagar area of Bhopal.
As the campaigned gathered pace, Patra too intensified his attack against the Congress particularly while interacting with media and appearing on TV debates. In one TV programme, he called the members of the Nehru-Gandhi family Thugs of Hindostan. On other occasions, he had face public embarrassment when his attempts to ridicule Congress President Rahul Gandhi backfired him.
If that was not enough, his party president, Amit Shah, forgot his name while a seemingly tough question from a reporter during a press conference.
Patra remained a topic of constant discussions on social media all through the campaigning period. As expected, when the assembly results were out on Tuesday, same social media users began to incessantly troll him. The trolling gathered pace as news of BJP losing governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh became official.
Since then, Twitter has exploded with jokes and memes on the motormouth BJP spokesperson.
Here are some of the posts on Patra:
— blinkorshrink 💥🏏 (@Blinkorshrink) December 11, 2018
Oh my God is it or it isn’t Sambit Patra on @abpnewstv ? Sedate, waiting to speak & non-aggressive. Some are born with humility; others acquire it & some have it thrust upon them. It seems election rout works as well.
— K. C. Singh (@ambkcsingh) December 11, 2018
If BJP wants to have a respectable defeat in 2019 they must sack Yogi, Sambit Patra , its IT cell and send back Amit Shah to Gujarat .. else it will be wiped out by its own arrogance
— Sid (@sidmtweets) December 11, 2018
Mood … pic.twitter.com/CZt8a9QBbH
— Abhisar Sharma (@abhisar_sharma) December 11, 2018
Star campaigners of Congress: Sambit patra & Yogi ??
— Saurabh shukla (@Saurabh_Ndtv) December 11, 2018
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) December 11, 2018
— Himanshu Purohit (@Himansh256370) December 11, 2018
BREAKING : Sambit Patra leading from Aaj Tak studio with 3743 retweets.#Results2018
— Karan (@karanku100) December 11, 2018
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 11, 2018
Reporter: Where are you Sambit Patra ji?
Sambit : pic.twitter.com/hegqvMnOkg
— Col. चिकारा (@Sabbackchod) December 12, 2018