Yesterday AAP and Arvind Kejriwal won the Delhi election with a historic 67 seats out of 70, and decimated all opposition. While BJP managed to scrape only 3 seats, even BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi lost from the party stronghold of Krishna Nagar, The Congress was wiped out, winning zero seats.
On Twitter, the Delhi election generated massive interest with trends like #KejriwalonTVF, #DelhiDecides,#AAPSweep, #AAPStorm all dominating. A day after the election result, #AAPSweep is still one of the top trends. According to Twitter's iOS app, #AAPSweep has seen 131.1K tweets, while #DelhiDecides has seen over 93.5k tweets on the site.
Twitter has also provided a breakdown of the reactions to the three main events that were the topic of the discussion on Twitter: namely AAP's win, BJP's loss and Congress' wipeout.
According to Twitter, "AAP victory" saw a total of 3,47,760 tweets on the day of the election itself. It hit a peak at around 10.30 am with nearly 940 tweets discussing the AAP's imminent win.
Let's not forget that Arvind Kejriwal began the election day on Twitter by putting out a video he had done with the comedy group The Viral Fever which got retweeted nearly 3.1k times.
The other tweet by Kejriwal that won all hearts was a picture of him hugging his wife Sunita. The tweet was retweeted 6.2k times and got nearly 8.4k favourites.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 10, 2015
Check out an interactive chart below which marks the buzz around AAP's win on Twitter. If you look at the chart, you can see that as it became clearer that Kejriwal and AAP had done the impossible, the chatter kept growing.
The second big event on Twitter was of course the BJP loss. While exit polls had showed the BJP presenting a tough challenge to the AAP , the election results completely contradicted them. The BJP just managed to get 3 seats and on Twitter, nearly 2,83,988 tweets ended up discussing this loss.
The tweets per minute peak was at 11.30 am with nearly 794 tweets talking about this loss. The BJP's loss was perhaps made worse by its CM candidate Kiran Bedi making statements like, "I think I haven't lost, I did my best, I would lose if I hadn't done my best, BJP will assess."
She also said that the "party (BJP) didn't ask for any money from me, accepted me way I am, thankful for all respect and love I've received by party & leadership."
The Congress washout in the Delhi polls was also a topic of interest with nearly 3,47,760 tweets discussing the topic. The peak was at 10.30 am with 364 tweets per minutes.
For the Congress, winning zero seats was one of the most humiliating defeats in the party's history. In fact, party leader PC Chacko told ANI that given that his own party lost so badly, he didn't want to make any comment on BJP’s extremely poor showing.
Check out the chart below:
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Updated Date: Feb 11, 2015 10:00:15 IST