Social media was not a key player in influencing Lok Sabha poll outcome; BJP would have won despite online campaign, reveals CSDS report
It also states that given that voters with high exposure account for only a tenth of the electorate — while those with no exposure make up 64 percent — the study highlights that the BJP would have won the general election even if social media was taken out of the equation.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha polls in Bengal, Princess Jasmine in 'Aladdin', French Open 2019; today's must-read stories
Editor's Picks: Myth of BJP-proof Bengal, end of Game of Thrones, French Open 2019; today's must-read stories.
From 'Main bhi chowkidar' to 'dictionary of love', how the BJP hijacked Opposition' slogans to its advantage
Many other statements by Opposition leaders also ended up helping the BJP as people found them to be in bad taste.
'Chowkidar' to 'bhrashtachari' to 'khaki underwear', campaigning for Lok Sabha election 2019 saw abuse and epithets abound
Reopening wounds, referencing popular culture to deliver insults and sexist jibes, it was all par for the electoral course in a season that tumbled to a name-calling close in a medley of ‘chowkidar', ‘bhrashtachari', Aurangzeb, Mogambo and more.
Congress demands apology from Himachal Pradesh BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti for obscene slur on Rahul Gandhi
Satpal Singh Satti made the comments against Rahul Gandhi said at a rally in Himachal Pradesh on 13 April
Abusing Narendra Modi on Balakot air strikes is almost like helping Pakistan, says PM at Main Bhi Chowkidar event
Responding to a question from Mumbai on the Balakot air strikes, Narendra Modi said they were carried out by the country's security forces and not by him. Modi said he took the decision for the Indian Air Force (IAF) to conduct the air strikes as he thought that "the game" should be played from where terrorism is being remote-controlled.
'Pakistan in big trouble': Narendra Modi mocks Islamabad for denying presence of terror camps, Balakot air strike
Narendra Modi said if Pakistan accepts India's airstrike in Balakot, it will put Islamabad in a dilemma as this admission will be confirmation of the presence of terrorist camps across the border
Narendra Modi on Balakot air strikes: 'Made decision as game must be played from where terror is controlled'
The Indian strike on the JeM camp in Balakot came 12 days after the terror outfit claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which over 40 soldiers were killed.
'Main bhi chowkidar' campaign: Narendra Modi to interact with people in 500 Lok Sabha constituencies today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday interact with people who have pledged their support to the 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign in all parliamentary constituencies.
Political storm in a teacup: EC issues notice to Railways over 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' slogan on cups in Shatabdi
The BJP's ‘Main Bhi Chowikdar’ campaign is under fire after passengers of the Kathgodam Shatabdi Express were served tea in paper cups on which the campaign slogan was printed.
India’s chowkidars have little faith in Narendra Modi’s election campaign, question ‘political gimmick’
The BJP's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign is a reminder of Narendra Modi’s 2014 'chaiwallah' campaign, in which he flaunted his past working for his father as a chaiwallah, or tea vendor.
Narendra Modi takes #MainBhiChowkidar campaign one step further, to address 25 lakh watchmen through audio conference today
This comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Main Bhi Chowkidar campaign with ministers, party leaders and BJP supporters prefixing chowkidar before their name on Twitter in support for the campaign.
Haryana Minister mocks Congress after Rahul Gandhi's dig at 'Chowkidar' campaign, asks workers to add 'Pappu' to their names
Rahul and several Congress leaders have targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying "chowkidar chor hai”.
Day 2 of Priyanka Gandhi's Ganga Yatra: Narendra Modi is chowkidar for the rich, not poor, says Congress gen secy for east UP
Seeking to navigate the Congress towards regaining its political moorings in the crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday began her 'Ganga Yatra' on boat with a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged voters to bring in a government that works for them.
MJ Akbar removes 'chowkidar' from Twitter handle after users troll him for taking part in BJP campaign, adds it again
It is to be noted that although MJ Akbar resigned after at least 20 women accused him of sexual misconduct, he is still a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
While the BJP stepped up its 'Main bhi chowkidar' campaign on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other prominent party leaders prefixing the word 'chowkidar' to their names on Twitter, the weak chink in the social media armour has turned out to be former Union minister and rape accused — MJ Akbar
#MainBhiChowkidar: Narendra Modi's digital campaign aims to surpass Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot outreach of one crore
Similar to the ‘NaMo Again’ campaign, this initiative shall come up with merchandise. The ‘NaMo Again’ campaign includes caps, T-shirts, etc., with printed slogans – all available online.
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The #MainBhiChowkidar slogan effectively kills Rahul Gandhi’s ‘chowkidar chor hai’ (the watchman himself is a thief) jibe that the Congress president has relentlessly propagated as the party’s signature slogan.