He was probably never going to become the Chief Minister, but when it comes to memes, gifs and Twitter trolling, there was only one winner on the day of counting in Tamil Nadu.
The one and only ‘Captain’ Vijayakanth.
The third front of DMDK-PWF-TMC, which projected itself as an alternative to the Dravidian majors, was nowhere in the lead as the election counting began on Thursday morning. And the front’s Chief Ministerial candidate and actor-turned politician Vijayakanth was trailing in the third spot in Ulundurpet!
Leading by example, so to speak.
UPDATE: He lost in the seat he was contesting from. So badly that he lost deposit!
DMDK chief Vijayakant loses deposit, he was contesting from Ulunderpettal pic.twitter.com/bFkxJ4QzG2— TheNewsMinute (@thenewsminute) May 19, 2016
And the trolling began in right earnest:
Captain’s DMDK yet to get off the mark. Playing an innings that is slower than what Dhoni does these days! #TNElectionResults— Srini Mama (@SriniMama16) May 19, 2016
What about his decision to form a coalition?
Of course, a few ‘alcohol’ jokes had to be made!
Reportedly, after two rounds, Vijayakanth is found to be trailing in Ulundurpet. The big question is, two rounds of what? #TamilNaduElection— Sudhir Srinivasan (@sudhirsrinivasn) May 19, 2016
Vijayakanth is losing badly in Tamil Nadu elections. He should now start a Tasmac party— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) May 19, 2016
When you’re so drunk that the vodka starts spilling out of your eyes. pic.twitter.com/20o7k6e5j0— SMV (@poisonaavi) May 19, 2016
The man who has dominated the meme world…
…roughly translates to “So many of you put memes, but did any of you put vote?”
And then the .gifs. Oh, the .gifs!
Twitter, do your thing, and unleash the Gaptun gifs.— SMV (@poisonaavi) May 19, 2016
“gabtun, describe kalaignar’s mood. after exit poll result.”“ok, now do kalaignar after actual poll result.” pic.twitter.com/nSg2mpKJbD— ꩜ (@i_r_squared) May 19, 2016
What really happened in #TNElectionResults .Jaya : “Captain, can I become CM this time ?”Gaptun : pic.twitter.com/FXduBhHZTa— America Maaplai (@america_maaplai) May 19, 2016
Meanwhile Captain be like.Nalla ready panraangayaa Memes 👏👏😂😂😂😂😂😂 #TNElectionResults pic.twitter.com/WrBExJp39O— ❤BINDU’s ABHIMANYU❤ (@Sudharsan_ak) May 19, 2016
For what it’s worth, here is our contribution to the cause.
And perhaps the most cruel, and by extension funniest we think, was this:
The entire lot of people who voted for DMDK in a single picture! pic.twitter.com/PlXyOrpNcO— Srini Mama (@SriniMama16) May 19, 2016
He might be losing the election badly, but Captain Vijayakant has won our hearts!