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India election sees 45.6 mn tweets; national security most talked about: Twitter

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Conversations around elections kept buzzing over the last one month with over 45 million tweets being shared, the platform said Thursday.

emerged as the "most mentioned figure" during this first phase of the #LokSabhaElections2019 conversations on Twitter, it said in a statement.

Interestingly, national security ranked ahead of topics like religion, jobs, agriculture, and taxes and trade in the the election conversations.

"Polling started on Thursday morning for 91 seats in 18 states and 2 union territories and the conversation on the platform reflected this. recorded 45.6 million tweets related to the Lok Sabha elections from March 11, 2019, the day elections were announced, until April 11, 2019," the statement said.

Of the 45.6 million tweets recorded during this period, 1.2 million were tweeted on Thursday during phase one of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it added.

said politicians and political parties have been using its platform to communicate with citizens all over the country throughout the campaigning period.

"Campaigns, manifestos and announcements around policies and key social issues have accounted for some of the top-Tweeted moments as voters got ready to go to the polls," it added.

Apart from Modi, other personalities like Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath, and were top mentioned leaders.

"Indians in and across the world have been engaging in dynamic conversations around the elections with relevant hashtags, replies and retweets, to discuss the topics that matter most to them. In the past month, leading up to elections, national security has emerged as the most talked about election-related topic on Twitter," the statement said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:30 IST