Tajinder Bagga's Hilarious '56' Challenge Over The 2019 Elections' Vote-counting Date Will Give Maths Teachers Nightmares

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Pak Singh Bagga has triggered what can only be said to be an 'electoral math-fest' following the Election Commission's massive announcement on Sunday about the full schedule of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Taking to Twitter, Bagga has made a play on the numbers of the counting date - i.e. May 23, 2019 or 23/5/2019 - and essentially thrown an open challenge, asking netizens to convolute the figures using mathematical operations such that the total is 56 - a reference to PM Modi's popular '56-inch chest' line in the run-up to the 2014 general elections in which the Modi wave ensured that the BJP won a historic mandate and the NDA stormed to power.

Here are some of the best attempts, accurate, inaccurate and indeterminable and fanciful:

One person appears to have 'cracked' it under acceptable norms:

The next gentleman has also cracked something, though it's impossible to say whether his 'steps' are helpful or not 

This one has taken figures that are extraneous (even though the number 2 was also available in '2019':  

The next person has not followed the BODMAS rule and has got it wrong: 

Below is another person who has taken extraneous assistance and is hence disqualified: 

The next person is the undisputed winner, only forgetting the 'QED' 

The above entry has also rendered the one below superfluous: