The Delhi elections on Saturday created a lot of buzz on Twitter throughout the day. A total of 163,901 tweets were posted on the day relating to the elections, and the number of tweets peaked at 12:29PM, when there were 254 tweets being posted per minute. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?
Hashtags like #DelhiVotes was trending all day, and with exit polls showing a possible win for AAP, hashtags like #ExitPolls and #MufflermanReturns were trending as well. As is the norm these days politicians tweeted about casting their votes, and BJP’s Kiran Bedi and AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal were one of the first. They even thanked the Delhiites for turning up in numbers to vote. Also Read - Twitter vs government: Twitter India loses legal protection for not complying with IT rules on time
Thank all Delhiites for having voted in such GOOD Number.Hope to see R Delhi now make positive headlines,collaborative not confrontational.. Also Read - Twitter friends/followers seeking your unwanted attention could be Unmentioned
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) February 7, 2015
हमने अपना काम इमानदारी और निस्वार्थ भाव से किया। अब फल भगवान के हाथ में है।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 7, 2015
End of a hectic campaign and elections! Thanks Delhi for a good turnout! May the most capable ones win- I sincerely pray.
— Ajay Maken (@ajaymaken) February 7, 2015
Celebrities like Dia Mirza and Shirish Kunder among others too tweeted about casting their votes, and put up selfies of their inked fingers.
— Saanya Gulati (@BombayDelhiGirl) February 7, 2015
Make the right choice between ‘one who will sit on a dharna with you’ & ‘one who’ll arrest you for protesting against anything’. #DelhiVotes
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) February 7, 2015
The broom is looking like its all set for a clean sweep! #DelhiVotes
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) February 7, 2015
Some of the most favorited and retweeted tweets included @TheTweetOfGod, and @anandmahindra.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 7, 2015
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 7, 2015
— Mohit Yadav, IFS (@mohitfreedom) February 8, 2015