Twitterati shows fatigue as Lok Sabha election completes Phase 5
The total number of tweets on Monday stood at 1,78,198 compared to 2,20,107 on the polling day in Phase 4
Published - May 7, 2019 8:30 AM Updated: May 7, 2019 8:30 AM
With the country voting in the fifth phase of the general elections on Monday, the battle of hashtags seems to be dying down.
The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections has lacked the action and energy that we saw in the beginning of the polling process. From the number of tweets to hashtags and the number of unique users, there has been a significant slide as 51 constituencies from 7 states went to poll on Monday.
The fourth phase too had seen a dip in numbers in terms of social media mentions and the fall has continued. As for the fifth phase, the total number of tweets on Monday stood at 1,78,198 compared to 2,20,107 in Phase 4.
As per data shared by the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, from 99,794 unique users in Phase 1 it fell to 84,659 in Phase 2. While in Phase 3 it stood at 79,645, by Phase 4 the number was down to 69,371. Phase 5 has seen just 56,392 unique users on Twitter.
The number of hashtags too have dipped from 123 in Phase 1 to 91 in Phase 5. The top five hashtags of Phase 5 were #LokSabhaElections2019, #HarBoothParModi, #Phase5, #VotingRound5 and #MainHindustanHoon. There were some constants in the top 5 mentions though. The first in the list was @BJP4India followed by @narendramodi, @INCIndia, @RahulGandhi and @AmitShah.
We take a look at the top 5 tweets in terms of the retweet count:
On top was Tajinder Bagga’s tweet with a video.
The next was India Today’s tweet with another video of a local TMC leader entering the voting counter to vote on behalf of multiple elderly voters in Hooghly's Tarakeswar under the Arambagh Lok Sabha seat.
Watch how a local #TMC leader enters the voting counter to vote on behalf of multiple elderly voters in Hooghly's Tarakeswar under the Arambagh Lok Sabha seat. (@iindrojit)#ReporterDiary #LokSabhaElections2019 #Phase5 #VotingRound5— India Today (@IndiaToday) 6 May 2019
More videos: https://t.co/FAHzdjSiWA pic.twitter.com/hpmuHNBGRM
The third most popular tweet was that of Piyush Goyal.
अमेठी में एक अस्पताल है, जिसके ट्रस्टी नामदार परिवार के सदस्य हैं, कुछ दिन पहले एक गरीब आयुष्मान कार्ड लेकर अपना ईलाज कराने के लिये गया।— Chowkidar Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 6 May 2019
अमेठी के उस अस्पताल ने मरीज को मना कर दिया क्योंकि उसके हाथ में मोदी का दिया हुआ आयुष्मान का कार्ड थाः PM @NarendraModi जी#HarBoothParModi pic.twitter.com/Un1CRFLKeo
This was followed by that of the Indian National Congress.
पिछले 70 सालों में भारत में बेहतर बदलाव हुए हैं और प्रत्येक भारतीय की इसमें हिस्सेदारी रही है। क्यों न, भारत के बदलाव की कहानी के कुछ बेहतरीन पलों को याद किया जाए। मैसेज या फ़ोटो साझा करें और अपने 2 दोस्तों को टैग करें।#MainHindustanHoon pic.twitter.com/LzqQtfyhAV— Congress (@INCIndia) 6 May 2019
Another one doing the rounds was a tweet from a non-verified account that posted pictures of a Zomato delivery girl. The tweet was trending likely because of the hashtags used #Modi and #HarGharModiKeSaath.
"Just now I ordered Vegji’s in Surat by @ZomatoIN app.— ǟɮɦǟʏ ֆʊʀքʊʀӄǟʀ (@ASurpurkar) 5 May 2019
Surprisingly delivery person is a girl!! most imp thing is it’s almost 12:20 am and she feels safe to deliver even at unknown places, that’s called safety in Gujarat & that’s bcoz of #Modi"
Via Ankur#HarGharModiKeSaath pic.twitter.com/z0mTy3G0QD
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