The news of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s defeat in the Punjab elections from Amritsar sent netizens into a frenzy as Twitter erupted with meme fest with many sarcastically taking potshots at Archana Puran Singh of The Kapil Sharma Show. The dominating theme of the conversation on Twitter was that Sidhu’s defeat had posed danger to Archana’s job on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Reacting to his defeat, Sidhu tweeted, “The voice of the people is the voice of God …. Humbly accept the mandate of the people of Punjab …. Congratulations to Aap !!!”
Sidhu was pitted against Akali Dal’s Bikram Majithia and Aam Aadmi Party’s Jeevan Jyot Kaur. In the end, Kaur polled 39,520 votes against Sidhu’s 32,807 ballots. Majithia received 14,408 votes and was placed third in the contest.
No sooner did the news of Sidhu’s defeat become official, Twitterati took to the microblogging site to share jokes and memes targeting the cricketer-turned-politician.
The big question. Does this mean Sidhu will be back on The Kapil Sharma Show? What will Archana Puran Singh do now?
— Jency Jacob (@jencyjac) March 10, 2022
Sidhu lost from his seat. Archana Puran Singh be like : pic.twitter.com/YQ96AIChB1
— Riaaaaa (@riaa0riaa) March 10, 2022
Archana puran singh trying to save her seat after Sidhu election loss pic.twitter.com/zmEsuE1fdm
— Dark Sparrow (@DarkSparrow56) March 10, 2022
— padosii (@padosiii) March 10, 2022
Archana effectively replaced Sidhu as The Kapil Sharma Show’s judge in 2017 after Sidhu found himself amidst a series of controversies as Punjab’s tourism minister. But not many know that the veteran actor first made her appearance on the comedy show hosted by Kapil way back in 2015.
Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has scripted history in Punjab by winning 92 out of 117 seats. The news came as a crushing blow for the Congress, which was hoping to form the government for the second time in a row.