"India has won!" Modi, tweeted on microblogging site Twitter, instantly became a hit with over 51,000 re-tweets and nearly 32,000 marking favourites within a short span of time.

Twitter confirmed saying: "Yes, it is the most retweeted tweet till date on Twitter from India. Also, it is the fastest to reach 10,000, 20,000, 40,000 and 50,000, respectively". Till the last count, the tweet had been retweeted 51,365 times and marked favourite by 31,198 users.

Modi has a huge team of developers and social network specialists, who have been supporting his campaign. The PM elect has been very quick and proactive on social media to express himself whether it is about his future programme schedule or his reaction on any issue. He made the optimum use of Twitter and social networking site Facebook during campaigning for 2104 Lok Sabha polls as well. And see the result is here before us, a mammoth triumph. ‘Modi wave’ swept most of India as social media was abuzz with tweets and posts about the saffron party's race to the coveted 272-majority number.

#Results2014, #PMNaMo, #Elections2014 and #raceto272 were some of the top trending hashtags on Twitter, while posts with
BJP's election message "Ab Ki Baaar Modi sarkaar" filled Facebook timelines. A tweet from journalist Sagarika Ghose reads: "Modification: even if Rahul wins Amethi, the worst Cong result ever must lead to an immediate end to Family raj #Verdict2014", while another wrote "Whoever wins, am hoping 4 a corruption free India, a stable economy, a safe country, less unemployment. M happy 2b a part of #Raceto272".

Social networking giant Facebook said, 13 million people made 75 million interactions regarding Narendra Modi.     "During the election, Narendra Modi became the second most-liked politician on Facebook, behind only President Obama. Arvind Kejriwal also joined the ranks of the top five liked politicians globally," it said.

In a Google survey, Modi emerged as the ‘most searched politician’ online across the country, followed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal. According to the survey conducted in Maharashtra, until April 19 (for a period of 90 days), Modi was the most searched politician.

Modi got the lion's share of coverage in US also as ‘Time’ listed him as number one of the six choices ahead of musician Beyonce and President Barack Obama (3) in an invitation to readers to weigh in on 150 "artists, icons and leaders" who should figure in the magazine's annual Time 100 list of the world's most influential people.

A CNN story on what it called "India's first social media election" also had began with how during the Holi festival more than three million Twitter followers of Modi received a personalised greeting from him.

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