New Delhi: Twitter saw a lot of activity on Thursday as a total of 3.2 million tweets were generated around #AssemblyElections2019.
Payal Kamat, Senior Associate, Public Policy & Government, Twitter India, in a statement said, “With 3.2 million Tweets related to the Assembly Elections 2019, Twitter remains the hub for those who want to engage in meaningful political discourse,”
During the course of the elections in the two states, the top tweeted assembly election-related hashtags included #MaharashtraAssemblyPolls, #HaryanaAssemblyPolls, #Maharashtra, #Election2019.
The most mentioned state leaders on Twitter were Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis), Manohar Lal Khattar (@mlkhattar), Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray), Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks), and Subhash Barala (@subhashbrala).
Among the contesting parties in Maharashtra, the official handles of the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance took the lead with a 38 per cent share of mentions, followed by the Congress-NCP alliance at 33 per cent. In Haryana, the BJP garnered 54 per cent of the share of mentions followed by the Congress at 40 per cent.
“The past few weeks on Twitter have been engaging and exciting with voters lining up at polling stations in Haryana and Maharashtra to exercise their right to vote, and flocking to Twitter to make their voices heard,” Kamat said.
In May this year, Twitter had recorded a whopping 396 million tweets for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 as candidates and citizens made the social media platform the destination for breaking news and real-time public discussions over the last few months.
(With Agency inputs)