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Adityanath or Akhilesh Yadav: Who's the most popular on social media?

The former chief minister's followers on Twitter have hit the figure of 10 million when compared to nearly 5.3 million of Adityanath's followers

SP President Akhilesh Yadav has dissolved the party’s state executive and sacked all office bearers, barring UP unit President Naresh Uttam Patel	Photo: PTI

SP President Akhilesh Yadav. Photo: PTI

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Who’s the most popular?
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath and his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav have often run into spats over a gamut of topics, be it taking credit for development projects in the state or berating each other’s regime as anarchic. However, the rout in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and flight of senior party leaders to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party have gradually taken the wind out of the Samajwadi Party’s (SP's) sails. Nonetheless, micro-blogging site Twitter has provided some ammunition to the SP cadres, who are claiming an upper hand over Adityanath. The former chief minister's followers on

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 11:49 PM IST

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