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Followed the election results on a combination of @Twitter, the Election Commission’s website, @the_hindu @Onmanorama @thenewsminute and television news. It was interesting how the different mediums covered the same event.
#ElectionResults2021 #keralaelections2021
Twitter as usual had a section under “What’s happening” dedicated to the elections which included @ECISVEEP updates, snippets from different news media, the most relevant [and all] with the election hashtag
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@TwitterIndia had a special feature for the elections that directed related searches to @ECISVEEP
“The "election information prompt" will be active in six languages—Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese, Hindi, and English—supporting more than 20 hashtags in local languages.”…
Great that @Twitter made these resources available in regional languages too!
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Kerala to the BJP during #keralaelections2021:
The true blue mallus will really get this joke but for the rest, the picture shows Suresh Gopi, a really popular Malayalam movie actor who was a BJP Rajya Sabha MP before and was a candidate in the recent assembly elections. He also lost!
And the text is a common line from his movies that he uses against bad guys and corrupt politicians. It literally means “get lost, piece of grass” but is a similar sentiment as “Abey, hatt!” but with WAY more emphasis and cultural connotations.
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The trend is evident- a red wave is sweeping across Kerala. LDF has 91 seats out of total 140 as of now.
UDF has 47 seats, and NDA has 2-3 seats.

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This is a decisive mandate in favour of Pinarayi Vijayan and his CPM-led government. It’s imp should be viewed in the context that no sitting CM in Kerala was able to get such a result in last four decades.
In fact, so confident was him that he had started work on his swearing-in ceremony yesterday itself. Vijayan 2.0 should take this as a mandate to provide a strong govt. His calculation, but, on the new alliance power by bringing Jose K Mani to the fold failed. Mani is trailing
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While social media has been an important campaigning tool right from the 2014 General Election, the increasing availability of affordable smartphones and data has meant that the number of active social media users in India has skyrocketed.Political parties have taken notice and
every major party has a dedicated social media cell. With the election taking place during Covid, social media becomes all the more important as it is often the only way politicians can get their message across to the voters.
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#Decision2021 | The BJP manifesto has promised to tackle the ‘love jihad’ and ‘land jihad’. Shah said, “Congress and Badruddin Ajmal’s alliance means that if they come to power again, then they will fill Assam with infiltrators.” #AssamAssemblyPolls
#Decision2021 | The issue of entry of women into the Sabarimala temple has returned to haunt the CPM as the #KeralaElections2021 campaign enters the last fortnight.
#Decision2021 | In Lalgarh, “it is unfortunate when local leaders who are supposed to help, indulge in corruption and snatch your rights. Adivasi people want respect, not grants and dole.” #WestBengalElections2021
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#Decision2021 | Modi said that Bengal had once brought the nation together through ‘Vande Mataram’ but Mamata Banerjee is now terming people as ‘bohiragoto’ (outsiders). #WestBengalElections2021
#Decision2021 | Unlike the LDF and UDF manifestoes, the NDA lays focus on steps to tackle “religious terrorism”, promising to put a system to prevent extremist activities. #KeralaElections2021
#Decision2021 | It is not dynasty politics, Anbil Mahesh insists on the friendship between him and Uyanidhi Stalin. “There was no calculated grooming... but something that evolved due to the contributions made by our families.” #TamilNaduElections2021
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