70,185 is the number of retweets (till last count) of Modi’s victory tweet: “India has won! Bharat ki vijay. Achhe din aane wale hain. [India’s victory. Good days lie ahead.]” After the PM-designate led the BJP to a landslide win in the Lok Sabha elections, he took to Twitter to announce his triumph. His declaration became India’s most-shared tweet and “the fastest to reach 10,000, 20,000, 40,000 and 50,000, respectively”, confirmed Twitter India. It surpassed the record of 17,257 retweets of Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet acknowledging #ThankYouSachin messages on his retirement in November 2013.
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(This story appears in the 13 June, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)