Bollywood celebrities including Salman Khan, Asha Bhosle, Rajinikanth, Dharmendra and Ekta Kapoor have congratulated the ruling BJP for the Lok Sabha Polls result after current trends indicate a clean sweep for the party for a second consecutive term.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan took to his twitter to shower his congratulations on BJP leader Narendra Modi for his historic win in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. He wrote, "Many congratulations Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi on your decisive victory. We stand by you in building a stronger India."
Many congratulations Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi on your decisive victory. We stand by you in building a stronger India.— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 23, 2019
Akshay Kumar, who took non-political interview of PM Narendra Modi also congratulated him via Twitter. ''Heartiest congratulations Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji on the historic win. All your efforts to advance the nation and put it on the global map have been acknowledged. Wishing you an even more successful second term,'' he wrote.
Heartiest congratulations Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji on the historic win. All your efforts to advance the nation and put it on the global map have been acknowledged. Wishing you an even more successful second term.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 23, 2019
This year, actors like Sunny Deol, Urmila Matondkar, Shatrughan Sinha and Prakash Raj among others contested polls.
While Sunny, a BJP candidate from Gurdaspur is leading by over 82,000 votes, Urmila is trailing against BJP's Gopal Shetty in Mumbai North.
Dharmendra took to Twitter to congratulate both his son and PM Narendra Modi with a picture of the two.
Hema , Congratulations. We love Mother India 🇮🇳 we have proved in Bekaner and Mathura. We will keep our 🇮🇳 flying.........always 🙏 pic.twitter.com/utQnUZ5QUj— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) May 23, 2019
"Faqeer Badshah Modi Ji, Dharti puttra Sunny Deol, Congratulations. Achhe Din Yaqeenan Ayen ge (Dervish-king Modi ji, son of soil Sunny Deol, Congratulations. Good days will definitely arrive)" the veteran actor captioned the post.
Faqeer Badshah Modi JI , Dharti puttra sunny Deol, Congratulations. Achhe Din Yaqeenan Ayen Ge 🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌾🌳. pic.twitter.com/wisnZ6XIpa— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) May 23, 2019
Dharmendra also congratulated his wife, actor Hema Malini, who is contesting from a BJP ticket from Mathura for a second time in a row. She is currently leading with over 180,000 votes.
"Hema, Congratulations. We love Mother India, we have proved in Bikaner and Mathura. We will keep our (national flag) flying. Always," he said referencing to his own win from Bikaner in 2004.
Malini, on her part, credited Modi for BJP's win.
"What a clean sweep!The opposition & the Congress silenced totally! Modiji, after having suffered so many insults, many personal, stands totally vindicated as a true nationalist in whom the masses have reposed complete faith & view as a leader who can make India excel in all spheres," the actor tweeted.
Respected dear @narendramodi ji— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) May 23, 2019
hearty congratulations ... You made it !!! God bless.
Rajinikanth, who has been planning his political debut for a while now, congratulated Modi for the win.
"Respected dear @narendramodi ji hearty congratulations... You made it !!! God bless," the South superstar wrote on Twitter.
Producer Ekta Kapoor posted a picture on Instagram with her son Ravie sitting in front of the TV, watching the results for Amethi, where her long-time friend and former actor Smriti Irani is contesting from.
INDIA has given its verdict ! Congrats to INDIA’s BIGGEST UNITER ( in votes n in belief)and LEADER @narendramodi ! Ppl love you !! Wat a win ! Welcome back— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) May 23, 2019
"All eyes on Amethi, we are rooting for our aunt," she captioned.
Futher, in a tweet, the producer said the country has "decided its leaders for the next five years and most Indians are on different platforms seeing them emerge! JAI HIND!"
Actor Riteish Deshmukh took to Twitter and wrote, "India has decided - Democracy needs to be celebrated. Many Congratulations to our Hon Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji on this huge verdict."
India 🇮🇳 has decided- Democracy needs to be celebrated. Many Congratulations to our Hon Prime Minister @narendramodi ji on this huge verdict.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) May 23, 2019
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in a tweet wondered why the world "does not want to believe the Indian Voter has a mind of its own."
It’s back to work. The next 5 years are not going to be easy. The people of India have put their faith, their hopes in @narendramodi knowing India needs strong n mature leadership. Its time for Nation to be one now. Congratulations Sir, and we look to you for inspiring leadership— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) May 23, 2019
"The rubbish I have been reading makes them look like sheep following a herd. 85 million are first time voters who voted for a better future. The results will declare who they believe will give it to them," he tweeted.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote that it is time for "many of us to understand the changed narrative of our times".
It is time for many of us to understand the changed narrative of our times. People have voted and their vote is for a firm and stable government at the centre. Was there any need for the violent, vitriolic and personal campaign run by parties, leaders and media?— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) May 23, 2019
"People have voted and their vote is for a firm and stable government at the centre. Was there any need for the violent, vitriolic and personal campaign run by parties, leaders and media?"
Actors like Varun Dhawan, Swara Bhasker, Paresh Rawal, Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Huma Qureshi, Adnan Sami, Sonu Sood, Shankar Mahadevan, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Aanand L. Rai and others also congratulated the winning party. Check out their tweets here-
The country has decided congratulations hon prime minister @narendramodi sir on your victory. Looking forward to the future under you guidance and leadership where all Indians move ahead together #JAIHIND— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) May 23, 2019
Congrats 2 PM @narendramodi on a spectacular victory. As citizens of democracy v respect the outcome & wishes of the electorate. Hope he lives up 2 his promise of working for an inclusive India. He is the PM of India, all of India, including the India that didn’t vote for him.— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) May 23, 2019
ये बिना तार वाला तंबूरा है , कभी बज नहीं सकता । https://t.co/ZwbMhjeOeo— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 23, 2019
The country knows what is right for them and they have made their choice.@narendramodi— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) May 23, 2019
The nation has spoken. Congratulations PM @narendramodi ji on the historic win. We the citizens look forward to the new heights that your leadership promises to take us 🙏🏻 @PMOIndia #ElecctionResults2019 pic.twitter.com/X9IopH1Ktx— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) May 23, 2019
We all voted and Democracy has spoken. This is the will of the people. Congratulations to @narendramodi Hope India flourishes under your leadership.— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) May 23, 2019
On a lighter note, the election also saw actor Sunny Leone trend on Twitter after a leading TV anchor slipped up during his election broadcast, mistakenly saying "Sunny Leone" instead of "Sunny Deol".
Leading by How many votes ???? ;) 😜— Sunny Leone (@SunnyLeone) May 23, 2019
The joke was not lost on Leone, who joined the meme-fest with her own tongue-in-cheek remark.
"Leading by How many votes?" she tweeted with a wink emoji.
Amid the congratulatory messages, there were some who could not help but take a pot shot at the condition of the opposition in India.
"BJP ki vishaal jeet ke liye saare Vipaksh ko badhaaiyaan. Aap sab ke sehyog ke bina ye jeet lagbhag namumkin thi. (Congratulations to the Opposition for the great victory of BJP. This win was nearly impossible without your support)," actor Deepak Dobriyal wrote on Twitter.