Modi wave swept across social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as BJP inched towards a thumping victory in the 16 Lok Sabha elections. Narendra Modi was the major trending topic on Twitter worldwide, who declared the victory of NDA by tweeting “India has won!” The tweet broke all records in India becoming the most retweeted tweet ever in the country.
In Visakhapatnam, BJP’s Hari Babu’s landslide victory over YSRCP’s Vijayamma led to a flood of tweets on Twitter. @vamsikaka tweeted: “Massive respect to the people of #Vizag . You people are awesome. Our city is in safe hands now. #BJP #TDP.”
Visakhapatnam had recorded a 70.57 per cent voter turnout in the General Elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assembly. þ@JitendraEmmani wrote: “Thanks to my friends of Vizag. Our city will remain as the City of Destiny… Great Job!”
Interestingly, many tweets that poured in from different parts of the region were from the youth who remarked that this was, finally, a celebration of democracy and a successful completion of the largest election in history.
þ@SScharanalways tweets: “At the right time...at the right moment...#Vizag people came to know the importance of their vote.”
Vivek Rathod wrote on Facebook: “There is no Modi Wave. It is actually Modi Tsunami!”
þ@renachowraju tweeted: “Vizag, take a bow! You voted silently but strongly...Finally we have a local MP....Way to go.”
Summing up the mood and thoughts of the millions of voters of India, another tweet read: “Whoever wins, (I) am hoping for a corruption free India, a stable economy, a safe country, less unemployment. I am happy (to be) 2b a part of #Raceto272.”
And cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle (þ@bhogleharsha) tweeted: “What is the thought on Chandrababu Naidu? Can he create a vibrant Seemandhra? Cheyyacha?” The days to come will give a clear picture.