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Times Square NY celebrates Modi win

As per Twitter, Indians in New York celebrated BJP's clean sweep of elections by distributing Samosas

Sneha Padiyath  |  Mumbai 

Narendra Modi

Celebrations of Narendra Modi-led BJP's win in the 2014 Indian elections have reached the shores of America.

As per Twitter, Indians in celebrated Bharatiya Janta Party's clean sweep of the elections by distributing Samosas, chanting Modi's name and waving the flag on

"serves pizza in Delhi, samosas and chai in Really is a new global economy," tweeted @mitrakalita from According to reports a total of 5,000 Indians gathered on the streets of Times Square, as about Modi becoming the next prime minister of the country started coming in.

"Saw flashes of #IndiaElection2014 results all over Fantastic to witness a truly historic election - excitement everywhere!," tweeted @GracelleGerber.

Interestingly, in 2005 the had revoked Modi's and banned him from travelling to the US citing human rights violations during the The has so far been silent on the issue and is yet to decide on reversing the ban, said media reports.

"There were free samosas distributed at Times Square. It's funny how samosas are allowed at Times Square & not Modi," noted @abishmathew another enthusiastic member of the twitterati.

Times Square was among the top nine Indian elections-related trending topics on on Friday. Of the remaining eight, six were on and BJP, one on independent candidate and candidate Supriya Sule each.

First Published: Fri, May 16 2014. 14:04 IST