NEW DELHI: On counting day, a tweet by BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, has broken all records in India becoming the most retweeted tweet ever in the country.
While the National Democratic Alliance is leading by a large margin as per current trends, Modi proclaimed victory with a tweet that says “India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।” (India has won! We’re approaching the good days). At the time of writing this story, the tweet has been retweeted 39,742 times and favourited 21,691 times.
Twitter India’s official account also confirmed that the tweet is indeed the most retweeted tweet ever from India.
It’s worth pointing out that Twitter has played a major role in the Indian elections with candidates using it as a medium to reach out to voters and news organizations leveraging its capability to disseminate information and update users. Just a day ago, Twitter India had announced that more than 56 million election-related Tweets were tweeted from January 1 till May 12, in 2014.
Today’s victory tweet has been retweeted almost 8 times more compared to Narendra Modi’s other highly retweeted tweets. Modi’s last highly retweeted tweet had registered 4842 retweets.
The other top retweeted tweets from India include tweets by Salman Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Rajinikanth and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The tweet has been retweeted 3,42 million times retweets and favourited 2.02 million times, even breaking a record set by President Barack Obama’s tweet with his picture hugging First Lady Michelle Obama after his re-election in 2012. That tweet had got merely 774,931 retweets.