At 8 am as the counting of the ballot started, people across not just India but even across the globe got online. First for PM Modi and perhaps then for India.
Many social media users reacted to the early lead, commenting on how the early results were a lesson to the Indian National Congress to change their traditional approach to politics. Other Twitter users hoped that despite the divisive nature of the election campaigns, the future conversation in the country would be one of unity.
Even as reactions from across the globe started pouring in online, by noon #ElectionResults2019 became a top Twitter trend worldwide and is trending at #1 at the moment.
Indians across the world took to Twitter to cheer for their favourites and share updates of which party was trailing in the various constituencies.
Soon after India began the mammoth process of counting the roughly 600 million votes cast in the world’s biggest election, hashtag #ElectionResults2019 became the top trend
While news media outlets used the hashtag to share latest updates, tweeps used the hashtag to ask if Modi will return to power or will Rahul Gandhi’s party win.