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What were the most Tweeted about conversations, hashtags, and people in India in 2019?

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भारत में 2019 के सबसे अधिक बातचीत, हैशटैग और लोगों के बारे में ट्वीट क्या थे?


प्रस्तुत है ट्विटर की वार्षिक रिपोर्ट!…

इन हैशटैग के साथ 2019 की बातचीत में शामिल हों #यहहुआ
This year's Golden Tweet (or the most Retweeted Tweet) was @narendramodi's Tweet after winning the #loksabhaelections2019.

This also happened to be the most Liked Tweet this year
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1/9 I have purchased a car very recently. So, I went through the usual motions of a large and involved purchase at the time of my decision. This might also give you an insight into the auto sector slowdown #AutoSector #SlowDown #Economyslowdown #economy
2/9 Clean fuel vehicles are coming: Hydrogen fuel cell, & #ElectricVehicles (#BEV & #PHEV) are coming sooner than we thought. Govt envisions an electric mobility future for us & is taking a lot of steps to push EVs under #FAME2 scheme. To reduce pollution & fuel import bill.
3/9 If I buy a regular petrol/diesel car, it may get obsolete sooner than I imagined. Eg: NCR banned 10yr old #diesel vehicles to improve air quality, push towards electric. All this affects resale value of the #cars. Hence, I considered pushing the life of my current car
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⚖️Levels of news consumption (especially online) in the UK are more unequal by social grade than levels of income according to our Social Inequalities in News study by @antoniskalog / @rasmus_kleis

1-in-4 consume no online news.…
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4 States elected new #MLAs for their Legislative Assembly- along with #LokSabhaelections2019 Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Odisha and Arunachal Pradesh. How did women contestants perform in these states?
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#WomenRepresentation #WomenInPolitics
#AndhraPradesh elected 14 women who make up 8% in the 174 seat Assembly in #elections2019. This is lower than 2014, when women MLAs made up 10% (18) of its first legislative Assembly since bifurcation.
#WomenRepresentation #WomenInPolitics #AndhraPradeshElection2019
#Odisha elected 13 women MLAs who constitute 9% of the State Legislative Assembly- higher than 2014, where women MLAs were 7.5%.
This is the second time highest proportion of women MLAs are elected in Odisha’s history. First being 9% in 2000
#WomenRepresentation #WomenInPolitics
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78 women MPs were elected to 17th #LokSabha in 2019 elections- the highest in its history.
14.4% of MPs will be women- an increase from 12.2% (66) MPs in the 16th Lok Sabha. Some #data insights on Women MPs from #LokSabhaelections2019.
Large states with the highest proportion of elected women MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha:
Odisha - 33.3%
West Bengal- 26.2%
Gujarat- 23 %
Maharashtra- 16%
Andhra Pradesh- 16%
Small states with highest proportion of elected women MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha
Chattisgarh- 27.3%
Uttarakhand- 20.3%
Jharkhand- 14.3%

#WomenInLokSabha #WomenRepresentation #LokSabhaElections2019 #WomenInPolitics
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Over the course of the #LokSabhaElections2019 we profiled some interesting women, transgender and intersex candidates contesting the polls. Now that the results are in we look at how they fared in the elections.
Jothimani MS of INC has won the Karur Parliamentary seat in TN defeating former Union Minister and AIADMK candidate M Thambidurai by 4 lakh 20 thousand votes.
#Panchayat2Parliament #WomeninPolitics #Loksabha
Jothimani @jothims got 63% of the votes in her constituency.
Read here about her career in politics from Panchayat to Parliament

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Thread on some #KeyTakeaways from #LokSabhaElections2019 results:
1. There was always a #Modi wave but the #LeLi Commentariat insisted it was an undercurrent against Modi and #BJP.
2. Losses in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh in 2018 were an aberration and not a trend. 1/n
3. Vote transfers do not happen between historically hostile parties. Anticipated vote transfer did not happen in #UP. SP-BSP #MahaGathBandhan was nonstarter.
4. Never mind the bunk peddled by pop political analysts. #India would prefers Government with single-party majority. 2/n
5. Mamata Banerjee underestimated Hindu backlash to her brazen Muslim appeasement and pandering to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
6. She overestimated the ability of party goons to strike fear among voters. It took 34 years for LF to unravel; TMC less than 10 years. 3/n
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Requiem for the EVM

What is the position
of the opposition?
"It seems we have lost
But must at any cost
Find some justification

But what could it be
That would with authority
Scrub out our losses
yet please our bosses
And run off with impunity?"

Eureka one said
As he sprang out of bed
This idea's a gem
let's trash the EVM
And cast doubt on the EC instead

So off the cabal went
to make in democracy a dent
They drove in their fancy cars
But emerged in crushed kurtas
To make a straight tale bent

And of course the pliable
And the old reliable
Took their clarion call
From studio to town hall
To prove the EVMs were fallible

And here on twitter
The usual folk were aflutter
"Institutions compromised!"
"Idea of India revised!"
Dragging their souls through the gutter

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#LokSabhaElections2019 voting ended on 19th May, exactly at 6.31pm exit polls of different shapes, sizes, colour and variations were splashed on all news channels and twitter was flooded wid millions of tweets.
NDA was given a clear majority wid @BJP4India as single largest party
Celebration started for NDA allies but the opposition parties, arm chair activists, #UrbanNaxals propaganda gang and biased and sold out section of media started attacking @ECISVEEP and churned out different theories about EVM hackings 😱
We have heard about sour grapes story 🍇
Now lets see and understand the Processes, People and Technology

Election and EVM
Each booth is assigned an EVM with a unique number that is mapped to that booth. Once used, this EVM is associated with this booth and the unique EVM number list is with each candidate
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As we approach #resultsday, a thread of our coverage of the #LokSabhaElections2019:
Dharmendra Pradhan may be the BJP’s money man in Odisha but his rising star could cost the party

@SagarChoudhary_ reports:
Election Commission lies in affidavit before SC in VVPAT case filed by opposition parties.

@rag_ps reports:
#LokSabhaElections2019 #ElectionCommission
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As #India votes in the final phase of #LokSabhaElections2019, we looked at #WomensRepresentation from 1951-2014 in some states that are voting today- Bihar, UP, MP, Himachal and Rajasthan( not voting today). Except UP, the % of women MPs has declined- a worrying trend.
Bihar elected the highest percentage of women MPs to Lok Sabha in 1984. 20% of MPs were women.
Between 2009 and 2014, women MPs declined from 10% to 8%. Image is a bar graph depict...
Rajasthan saw the highest proportion of women MPs in 1991-28 years ago- when it sent 16% women MPs to Lok Sabha. The decline since then has been dramatic.
Between 2009 and 2014, the proportion of Women elected from the state declined from 12% to 4%. Image is a graph of percent...
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Watch LIVE : PM Modi addresses first press conference at BJP office…
"People have been ahead of even us in their determination to form a Modi government once again," says BJP president Amit Shah
"When we got a historic mandate in 2014, we undertook what we called the ‘Narendra Modi Experiment’," says Amit Shah
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With the final phase of the #LokSabhaElections2019 here let’s take a look at #WomensRepresentation from #Bihar from 1957-2014
#Data #History
Video is graph of percentage of Women Members of Parliament from Bihar between 1957–2014
1957 – 11%
1962 – 14%
1977 – 0%
1980 – 11%
1984 – 20%
1989 – 5%
1999 – 11%
2004 – 8%
2009 – 10%
2014 – 8%
#Bihar’s history of #WomensRepresentation has been very interesting, with dramatic highs and lows.
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Year of merits & mentions. I won a mention for Best Investigative Feature Writing in the 23rd @HRPressAwards this year for my piece 'A Chronicle of A Crime Fiction that is Adityanath's Encounter Raj' published by @thewire_in…
In Jan this year, OHCHR took notice of the 14 cases in the story and wrote that 'We are extremely concerned about the pattern of events: individuals allegedly being abducted or arrested before their killing, & their bodies bearing injuries indicative of torture.' @HRPressAwards
Sharing again so that when we discuss #LokSabhaElections2019 we must not forget, those who have been killed, from our demands & debates. Also many thanks to @svaradarajan for commissioning the piece. We need more editors who push reporters and believe in them. @HRPressAwards
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This election season we have been looking at #WomensRepresentation in the Parliament from different states.
Here's the short and dismal story, from Himachal Pradesh
#LokSabhaElections2019 Image is poster on pastel g...
The women MPs elected from Himachal Pradesh since 1951 :
Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur, from Mandi- Mahasu seat – 1951
Chandresh Kumari, from Kangra – 1984
Pratibha Singh, from Mandi – 2004 and 2013 (By Polls)
“Only one woman -Nisha Katoch- is contesting the #LokSabhaElections2019 in Himachal Pradesh, even when women account for 49% of the electorate in the state and are more proactive voters”
Nisha Kotach is contesting as an Independent candidate from Kangra.…
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India votes in the 6th phase of #LokSabhaElections2019 on 12th May.
With 6 constituencies in the fray, Bihar has a very interesting history of women’s representation. We look at the data behind the history.

#Thread #WomensRepresentation
Tarakeswari Sinha and Sushama Sen were the first women MPs to be elected from Bihar to the 1st Lok Sabha in 1952. black and white picture of ...Black and White picture of ...
In the early years, percentage of women contestants who won elections was fairly high.
71% in 1957
75% in 1962 of women contestants went on to become MPs in Bihar.
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Jharkhand goes to vote in #LokSabhaElections2019 on May 6th for the 4th time since it was formed in the year 2000. We look at women’s representation from the state in this thread.
1 woman MP - Suman Mahto of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) won the bye-poll from Jamshedpur constituency in 2007 after her husband’s assassination.

2004, 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections did not see a single woman MP from the newly formed state.
In Jharkhand, women have done better as independents than as contestants from political parties -
6/9 in 2004
4/14 in 2009
6/18 in 2014 - women candidates contested as Independents.
CPI (ML) gave 3
CPI and JMM gave 1 ticket each to women contestants since 2004.
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#Phase4 #LokSabhaElections2019

#Rajasthan CM @ashokgehlot51 along with his family casts his vote at Jain Mahamandir in Jodhpur.

His son @VaibhavGehlot80 , also visible in the photo, Congress party's MP candidate from Jodhpur is making his electoral debut @DeccanHerald

MoS Agriculture , @gssjodhpur casts his vote along with his family (parents , wife and daughter) at New Government Senior Secondary School in Jodhpur.

He is the sitting MP from Jodhpur who is eyeing at the consecutive second term @DeccanHerald
In #Phase4 the two hot seats going to polls today in #Rajasthan .In #Jodhpur there is a tough fight between CM Gehlot's son @VaibhavGehlot80 and MoS @gssjodhpur .In Barmer again it's a tough fight between @ManvendraJasol and BJP's Kailash Choudhry. Infographics via @DeccanHerald
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There has been a history of Gender Based Violence In Politics (#GBVIP) globally, we see a reflection of these instances in India and we need to talk about it — especially now during the #LokSabhaElections2019
Most female candidates and their supporters are routinely confronted with some form of gender-based intimidation, which persuades some women to abandon their campaigns. Aggression most commonly takes the form of verbal harassment during campaign meetings.
It is aimed at embarrassing women by questioning their competency or insulting them with accusations of being prostitutes.…
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Ground report from last village before Indo-Pak border in #Rajasthan

Women stand in the queues, day and night, walk kms everyday for each drop of water.

Raji (26) and her friends celebrate after spotting a water tanker for the first time @DeccanHerald
Children of this village skip their school to help their mothers in carrying water from tanker to home.
Since tanker had arrived for the first time, most of the households here wanted to lift utmost water for their house hold chores #Barmer #Watercrisis #rajasthan @DeccanHerald
72 years after Independence, for sizeable population in #Rajasthan, #Water is a dream!

Women in border villages end up spending 4-6 hrs a day, to carry water pitchers to their homes.

Most of them suffer with, back pain miscarriage & low BP
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As Kerala votes in the #LokSabhaElections2019 tomorrow, we take a look at the history of women's representation from Kerala in the lower house of the Parliament. Thread.
Kerala has had very low representation of women in the Lok Sabha, despite scoring high on many gender indices. Kerala also has more female voters than male.
Between 1951 and 2019, only 8 women have become MPs from Kerala.
The number of women contesting has increased from 1 to 27 in 68 years.
Kerala has 20 seats in the Lok Sabha. 6 of the 16 Lok Sabha tenures did not have any women MPs from Kerala.
These were in 1957, 1962, 1977, 1984, 1996 and 2009.
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Election Commission of India (ECI) is the body that is tasked with conducting free and fair elections in the country for Parliament and State legislative assemblies. It is comprised of 1 Chief election Commissioner and 2 Election Commissioners
#LokSabhaElections2019 #Gender #ECI
Over the years ECI has done a great deal to improve voter participation and make the process gender responsive
However in the context of rising misogyny and low political participation of women, ECI has not done enough to hold political parties to account
ECI has largely been a male-dominated institution. There have been 23 CECs between 1950 and 2019. Only 1 woman VS Ramadevi has held the post of CEC for 15 days between 26 Nov 1990 to 11 Dec 1990.

#WomensRepresentation #ECI Picture of VS Ramadevi, For...
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First tweet (not posted by a political handle or advertisments) in our data collection with #loksabhaelections2019! First tweet with inked status! #Elections2019 #SocialMedia #VotingRound2 #IndiaElections2019 #ProfGiri #Research #TNElection2019 #OruviralPuratchi
From 0700 - 0830, we have 20,019 tweets (original, retweets, quotes). Around 9,075 unique users posted these tweets with 2,200 users posting original tweets. Most popular hashtags: #LokSabhaElections2019 14774, #TNElection2019 6153, #Elections2019, 3165, #Ajith 2342, #Thala 2186
Most active users with their number of tweets (original, retweets, quotes) posted,
('@RanjanaSiroha', 76),
('@ThalaDhas', 70),
('@Ebinson18', 64),
('@PsYcho_bwy', 61),
('@Thala15111', 59)
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