Narendra Modi’s tweet on BJP Lok Sabha election victory India’s most liked in 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by party leaders after BJP's massive win in the Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by party leaders after BJP's massive win in the Lok Sabha polls, in New Delhi on Thursday, May 23, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP


Virat Kohli wishing M.S. Dhoni on his birthday became the most re-tweeted post in sports.

As 2019 draws to a close, the biggest moments that shaped the year for Indians were also the ones that made the most noise on Twitter as those events were unfolding.

As the mammoth seven-phase long General Election spread over 39 days drew to a close in May and gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi a second term, a tweet from him celebrating his party's victory and promising the country "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwaas" garnered 11.7 lakh retweets and 4.2 lakh likes.


Twitter has now identified this tweet as the Golden Tweet from India for the most number of retweets and likes. Millions of Indians were glued to their TV sets on September 6 to witness ISRO's mission to land a robot on moon, but as the Chandrayaan-2 mission failed with the Vikram lander unable to make a soft landing on the moon's surface, the sense of anticipation soon turned into a moment of heartbreak.

Photo: @TwitterIndia

Photo: @TwitterIndia  

The hours that followed saw the ISRO chief K Sivan break into tears and the PM embrace him as well as the world cheering ISRO on and praising its effort. As these dramatic events unfolded, #chandrayaan2 was trending wildly making it the second most discussed hashtag in India. A tweet from NASA (@NASAcommending ISRO became one of the top ten most retweeted tweets by Indians on the platform.

And where Indians are concerned, can cricket be far behind? The Cricket World Championship emerged as the third most tweeted about hashtag this year with fans tweeting about winning moments, shocking upsets, classic catches despite India losing to New Zealand in the semi-finals.

The massive terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that killed 49 CRPF jawans in February this year resulted in outrage on social media as well as questions being raised about security lapses. The moment that would result in a war-like atmosphere between India and Pakistan for nearly six months, affecting ties between the two countries as well as airlines flying over the region due to airspace closure by Imran Khan led government, was the fourth most talked about topic on the micro blogging site, according to an analyses of traffic carried out by Twitter.

It is followed by revocation of Article 370 ending special status to Jammu and Kashmir, leaving Kashmiris staring at an uncertain future and under a communication blockade that as now been in place for 129 days.


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