NEW DELHI: The landslide victory of Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly elections took the social media by storm as netizens across the country went into a frenzy to congratulate the Arvind Kejriwal-led party.
Hashtags like #AAPSweep, #AAPKiDilli, #KisKiDilli and #DelhiLegislativeAssembly trended throughout the day on social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.
According to Twitter India 3,47,760 tweets were recorded throughout the day to "celebrate Kejriwal's victory".
Actress Shabana Azmi posted, "The indian voter deserves all our respect. Congratulations to #AAP. Dilli ne keh diya ab tumhare hawale watan saathiyo. ball is in your court (sic)."
Film maker Pritish Nandy tweeted, "Indian voters are very sharp. Never underestimate them. They know the power they wield."
Director Shekhar Kapoor wrote, "And now, Dear @ArvindKejriwal it's time for you to prove you deserve the immense faith that Voters have put on ur shoulders #DelhiDecides."
AAP leader and actress Gul Panag wrote, "What makes this victory sweeter is that it was won against all odds. I bow to the effort and energy of every AAP volunteer."
Author Chetan Bhagat tweeted "An apology from the PM for losing touch with the people would go a long way. Followed by major anti-corruption reforms and changes in BJP."
Director Ram Gopal Varma posted, "Everyone who thought Aap was a joke now realise that the joke is on them. Moral of story, don't joke with a joke or the joke will joke you."
Interestingly, Tata Nano, the small car from Tata Motors was also trending on Twitter with people sharing jokes about it having more seats than BJP in Delhi.
One Abhishek Aggarwal tweeted, "and no wonder tata nano is trending in India. tata nano has more seats than bjp." Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar also congratulated AAP and tweeted, "People of Delhi gracefully say 'Pehle AAP'.
Congratulations to Arvind Kejriwal and his team. Time to live up to the peoples hope & trust."
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Kejriwal and posted, "Spoke to @ArvindKejriwal & congratulated him on the win. Assured him Centre's complete support in the development of Delhi."
After it was evident that AAP is heading for a landslide victory, Kejriwal tweeted a photo with his wife hugging him and posted, "Thank u Sunita for always being there."
Party leaders from across the country also congratulated him on the social media.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also congratulated Kejriwal for the victory.
She tweeted, "My hearty congratulations to AAP for sweeping Delhi Elections. All the best @ArvindKejriwal the new CM."
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah posted, "Wow, well done #Delhi & well done @AamAadmiParty. Good luck to @ArvindKejriwal for the next 5 years."
Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, "Uddhav ji and I called up and congratulated @ArvindKejriwal ji for his massive, decisive victory in #Delhi . #DelhiElections #DelhiResults"
BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh posted, "Congratulated Shri @ArvindKejriwal on his electoral success over the phone. Centre has assured him full cooperation for Delhi's development."
According to social media watchdog Buzzooka '#AAPSweep' was trending at the top spot in India with 61,000 tweets till the night.
A lot of netizens were also seen taking a dig at BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for the party's defeat.
"#AAPSweep It took 20 days for @thekiranbedi to ruin all the hard work party workers have done in years!" wrote Neha Gupta.