Development, religion, hindutva most discussed terms in #GujaratElection, says Twitter

Over 1.9 million mentions on Twitter in relation to the Gujarat election from December 1 to December 18

GN Bureau | December 19, 2017


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Heatmap of global conversation about Gujarat elections
Heatmap of global conversation about Gujarat elections

Prime minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most mentioned personality, while Vijay Rupani emerged as the most mentioned candidate on Twitter, the social media giant said in a release.

The most mentioned political leaders on Twitter included (in the ascending order) PM Modi (38.2 mn followers), Rahul Gandhi (5.09 mn)), Amit Shah (8.77 mn), Hardik Patel (2,46,000) and Ahmed Patel (2,98,000). The top mentioned candidates included Vijay Rupani (1.49 mn), Jignesh Mevani (45,900) and Alpesh Thakore (7,109).   


"People all over the world leveraged Twitter to see what’s happening in India as the nation develops as a cultural, economic and political force to be reckoned with," Twitter said.

 

"Development, Religion and Hindutva, and GST, emerged among the most talked about topics during the elections. The most mentioned hashtag was #GujaratElection2017. Among the top 10 Retweeted Tweets, 5 of them were Hindi Tweets, suggesting rising interest in local language conversations on Twitter," Twitter said. Top 5 hashtags related to #GujaratElection: #gujaratelection2017 #gujaratverdict #gujarat #exitpoll #gujaratelection “Our data indicates that more people are responding to Tweets in Hindi, and leaders are reacting to speeches and statements directly on Twitter," said Mahima Kaul, head of public policy and government, Twitter India.

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