Polls on Twitter: BJP & Modi lead in Phase 3 as well
The most shared media was that of an image of Modi visiting his mother in Gandhinagar, as per the data shared by the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
The political war on social media continued as the nation went to polls across 17 states and 117 constituencies. Just like the first two phases, Narendra Modi frenzy continued on Twitter in the third phase as well. The prime minister and his party bagged the most number of tweets, mentions and hashtags on Tuesday.
As 18.85 crore voters exercised their mandate choosing from among 1640 candidates across constituencies, there were 2,37,051 tweets around elections. Though phase 3 had the highest number of states and constituencies going to poll so far, the total number of tweets were 43205 less compared to phase 2 when 12 states and 95 constituencies went to polls.
According to the data shared by the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, there were 99 hashtags created for Day 3 of polling with 79,645 unique users on Twitter. The top 5 hashtags on Twitter on Tuesday were #LokSabhaElections2019 with 65841 mentions, #AayegaToModiHi with 58346 tweets, #BharatBoleNaMoNaMo with 30873 mentions followed by #Phase3 at 25963 mentions and finally #VotingRound3 with 19921 mentions.
The data also revealed the top 5 mentions of the day. @narendramodi was mentioned 36,038 times, @BJP4India 33,500 times, @ANI 6,690 times, @AmitShah 6,301 times and @BJP4Rajasthan 5,374 times.
The highest media share also took to the most popular trends. The highest shared media was that of an image of Modi visiting his mother in Gandhinagar shared by the official BJP handle on Twitter.
The image got 44,753 retweets and 24,296 likes. Image of Modi queuing up to cast his vote got the second most shares.
Three other top shares were the same image of Modi visiting his mother shared by ANI.
Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his mother at her residence in Gandhinagar today. He will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, shortly. pic.twitter.com/CUncTSpBTt— ANI (@ANI) 23 April 2019
This was followed by a video by the same handle of the meeting and a video of Rahul Gandhi, but with the trending hashtag #AyegaToModiHi.
On the first day of the polling on April 11, Narendra Modi, BJP, Rahul Gandhi and Congress were among the top five mentions on Twitter. However, in the second phase on April 18, it was BJP that stole the limelight and neither Congress nor Rahul Gandhi made it to the top mentions.
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