A tweet by Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating the Bharatiya Janata Party's overwhelming win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections has emerged as the most retweeted and liked in India, according to a list released by Twitter India. The prime minister's tweet, sent on May 23, the day of the vote counting, has been retweeted more than 117,000 times and recorded over 420,000 likes.
The tweet has claimed "golden tweet" status in Twitter phraseology.
Meanwhile, Indian men's cricket team captain Virat Kohli's tweet wishing his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his birthday has received the most retweets—45,700 and counting—in the sports category for 2019.
In the entertainment category, a tweet by actor Vijay announcing the release of his film Bigil has received the most number of retweets, over 101,000.
Most Tweeted emojis on Twitter in India
Top 10 most tweeted about hashtags in 2019 in India
The list of the most tweeted hashtags was topped by the Loks Sabha elections that spanned over five weeks in April and May. #loksabhaelections2019 emerged as the most tweeted hashtag.
This was followed by hashtags such as #chandrayaan2, pertaining to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) mission to land the Vikram rover on the moon.
In a cricket-obsessed country, the 2019 Cricket World Cup was a major event and the #cwc19, rounded up the top three hashtags in the country.
Other hashtags that made the top ten included #pulwama, #article370, #bigil, #diwali, #avengersendgame, #ayodhyaverdict and #eidmubarak.