Over 66 lakh tweets on state polls recorded from Oct to Dec

Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi most discussed leaders

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Dec 12, 2018 12:23 PM

While the elections in five states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram were fought fiercely on the ground, social media turned out to be no less a battleground for political parties and their supporters.

Twitter saw more than 66 lakh tweets related to the elections from India as well as across the world between October 1 and December 11, 2018.

“#ElectionsOnTwitter saw more than 66 lakh tweets as people across India and the world discussed #AssemblyElections2018 held in the states of Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana,” read a tweet from Twitter India.


Among the leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi had the maximum mentions. Other leaders who were discussed most on Twitter are BJP President Amit Shah, BJP leader and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and SP leader and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.


Further, between October and December, 2018, the top conversation topics for #AssemblyElection2018 on Twitter revolved around rural economy; religion and caste; EVM & vote tampering; dynastic politics and corruption.

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