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With more than 66 lakh tweets on Assembly polls, Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi most commonly-mentioned leaders

As political parties fought Assembly elections in five states — Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram, social media continued to remain an equally fierce battleground.

According to Twitter India, the social networking site saw more than 66 lakh tweets on Assembly polls as people, both in India and overseas discussed about elections held in these states.

Political leaders who were mentioned in conversations the most were Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. The list also included BJP chief Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.

Between October and December, the major conversation topics for Assembly elections that were discussed on Twitter "revolved around rural economy, religion and caste, EVM and vote tampering, dynastic politics and corruption," read a tweet from Twitter India.

"Twitter is where political conversations happen and where you can see all sides of the public conversation...With more than 66 lakh tweets related to the state elections, these were among the most tweeted-about Indian state elections on Twitter so far," Mahima Kaul, head of Public Policy and Government at Twitter India, said.

She added that a rise in local language content was also seen during the said period. "We are committed to serving the public conversation and take pride in providing a safe, healthy platform for everyone to enjoy the election conversation," she said.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Dec 12, 2018 18:34:01 IST

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