Mentioned over 2 lakh times, #ElectionResults2019 trends worldwide

With a total of 407083 tweets #ElectionResults2019 trended on timelines across the world

e4m by Tasmayee Laha Roy
Published: May 24, 2019 3:28 AM  | 2 min read
Election Results 2019

As counting day news gathered momentum, the whole world took to Twitter to discuss results of Lok Sabha elections, rejoice the victory of their favourite candidates and voice their political opinion. With a total of 407083 tweets #ElectionResults2019 trended on timelines across the world. A total of 164 unique hashtags were created around counting day.

A host of global leaders took to Twitter to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The list includes Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ashraf Ghani the President of Afghanistan, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui, Lotay Tshering the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Dr. John Magufuli, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Nepal's Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of Maldives and Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa. It goes without saying Narendra Modi got the most mentions on Timelines that oozed political effervescence.

The top 5 hashtags of the day after #ElectionResults2019 were, #Verdict2019, #LokSabhaElections2019, #VijayiBharat and #ModiAaRahaHai. The other trending ones interchangeably used with the top 5 were #Verdict2019WithNews18, #Amethi, #ModiAaGaya, #IndianElections2019 and #BJP.

As per data shared by Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi there were 14465 quotes and a total of 119314 users who took to Twitter to discuss the results of the Lok Sabha 2019 polls. The retweet count also went up to 252143.

“As expected, we had the largest number of tweets among all phases today; it was phenomenally high, 4 lakh and more. Social media has heavily become a platform for elections discourse,” said Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Associate Professor at IIIT Delhi and IIIT Hyderabad who head the number crunching study of action around polls on Twitter timelines.

The list of most mentions that was led by @narendramodi was followed by @BJP4India 18834.

@RahulGandhi, @AmitShah, @smritiirani, @SirJadeja, @INCIndia, @rahulkanwal, @ZeeNewsHindi, and @SadhguruJV. Interestingly, what started as almost a movement on Twitter came to an end on counting day. Modi is no more a 'chowkidar'. He not only removed the word from his Twitter profile name but urged others to do so too. “8,791 users removed Chowkidar as a prefix to their profile names between 1900-2030 hrs,” said Kumaraguru.

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