As they voted for Kovind and Meira Kumar, Tweeple were busy captioning this Advani pic

Presidential polls: On Monday, as soon as the voting concluded, a photo of L K Advani started doing rounds on the micro-blogging site. The picture shows the senior BJP leader casting his vote through a secret ballot in the Presidential Poll, and Tweeple have started interpreting it in their own way.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 9:03 pm
Senior BJP leader L K Advani casts his vote in the Presidential Election, in New Delhi on Monday. (Source: PTI)

Ram Nath Kovind or Meira Kumar? Who will be the next President of India, is the most important question of the hour. As many as 776 MPs and 4120 MLAs cast their votes on Monday to choose between Kovind of the NDA and Opposition nominee Kumar. The results will be announced on July 20.

While many were debating whether Kovind or Kumar would be the ideal choice for the presidential post, Twitterati seemed to be interested in someone else. Someone who was not in the fray, senior BJP leader LK Advani. Ever since Prime Minister Modi and other BJP top brass named Ram Nath Kovind their pick, Netizens ruled that it “broke the heart” of the veteran BJP leader. On Monday, as soon as the voting concluded, a photo of Advani started doing rounds on the micro-blogging site. The picture shows the senior leader casting his vote in the Presidential Poll. The citizens of have started interpreting the photo in their own way.

Sample these.

Outside the virtual world, Kovind’s win against opposition candidate Meira Kumar is a foregone conclusion as the ruling coalition has secured the support of nearly two-thirds of the electoral college.

Meanwhile, BJP held a parliamentary board meeting to decide its Vice-Presidential candidate and named Venkaiah Naidu for the post. The Opposition has already picked former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi as its candidate.

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    The Observer
    Jul 18, 2017 at 10:36 am
    LKAdvani must solely blame himself. He didn't do much when he was the Home Monister / Dy PM esp. his handling during Khandhar airplane hijack and Parliament attack. . After rath yatra he didn't reach out to masses or build base thinking his standing among the BJP alone will win him PM. Added to that he could not sense Modi's rising popularity and political acumen. His calling Jinnah as secular..all lead to his down fall.
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    manian
    Jul 18, 2017 at 10:24 am
    Probably he is disappointed,but he stands heads shoulders above everybody among today's politicians.People can be a little more kind charitable.
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    rajan
    Jul 18, 2017 at 7:57 am
    Ever since LKA gained prominence as a politician courtesy Rath Yatra, his political journey has been one of near misses. After his Rathyatra was scuppered by Lalu Yadav in Bihar, he was tipped to be PM in 1999 but Vajpayeeji pipped him to the post. After make-believe India Shining in 2004 BJP had assumed its victory then with this veteran having his eyes firmly glued to the throne. Unfortunately for him, the bubble got pricked and Manmohan Singh got the UPA mantle. Again in 2009, BJP was hoping for victory but UPA succeeded in its encore. Come 2014, the veteran had already been sidelined by bigger hardliners like Modi whom Advani protected post Gujarat riots of 2004. Were it not for him, his protege Modi would have been consigned to the garbage can by the poetic moderate Vajpayee. It has been a typical case of 'there is many a slip between the cup and lip'. If one recalls his body language, his rubbing of hands signifies the hindi idiom Advaniji ' Haath Malte hi Reh Gaye'.What an irony
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