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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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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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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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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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@SadhviPragya_MP is a public figure,MP candidate of world's largest political party. She has got a blue tick by @verified. This is the plank on which opposition parties are rattled? Does it mean that they have no real issues for #LokSabhaElections2019? #BlueTickFight @republic
@MirwaizKashmir has got a @verified handle. Courtsey @TwitterIndia. He is an anti a national, a known terror sympathizer. Is this a qualification? #BlueTickFight @republic
#BlueTickFight is what the #LokSabhaElections2019 are about? What nonsensical state of moral bankruptcy amd sorry state of politics is displayed by @MehboobaMufti.
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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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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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बऱ्याच दिवसांनंतर आज कोल्हापूरच्या गांधी मैदानात भाषण केले. कोल्हापूरचे लोक जागरुक आहेत. योग्य असेल तर कोल्हापूरचे लोक पाठिंबा देतात, योग्य नसेल तर जागा दाखवतात.
ही नगरी शाहुंची आहे, ही नगरी ताराराणींची नगरी आहे, ही इतिहास तयार करणारी नगरी आहे. एक-दोन एकरांमध्ये आपल्या कुटुंबासह देशभराची भूक घालवण्याची धमक इथल्या शेतकऱ्यामध्ये आहे.
इथल्या कामगारांनी बनवलेल्या वस्तू आज जगभरात वापरल्या जातात. हा जिल्हा माझ्यासाठीही अत्यंत महत्त्वाचा आहे. मी आज जे काही आहे ते माझ्या आईमुळे आहे. त्या मातेचा जन्मदेखील याच कोल्हापुरात आला आहे.
#Kolhapur #NCP2019 #LokSabhaElections2019
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All roads lead to homeland. #Kashmir
Our centuries old faith. This is one of its many manifestations. Zyestha Devi. Zeethyar, Srinagar. #Kashmir
The famous Khanqah-e-Moula / Shah Hamadan Masjid. Oldest mosque in #Kashmir. Beautiful wooden architecture. Once upon a time, before the mosque, Goddess Kali's temple existed here.
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A personal experience from #Ernakulam
Given the long weekend here, I met my neighbours, friends, old colleagues to explain the good work of our PM & urge them to vote for BJP candidate @alphonstourism
Got some revealing patterns on how voters here think
1. Church rules-The Elderly are aware of PM Modi's work & appreciative, but very few non-hindus said they'd vote for BJP.They said they have to vote as per what the Church said
2.The LDF supporters in the Community will vote for Hibi Eden since LDF nominee,P Rajeev is a Hindu
On being asked why so,pat came the answer Ekm hasn't been represented by a non Christian!
I checked,only once a VV Menon in 1967,for last 52 years, only Christians have been MP fm here
So its community at the cost of party ideology & this from even educated, professionals!
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Today's @narendramodi speech in Bengaluru was one of his best in #LokSabhaElections2019 tour. He covered so many topics that most newspapers would need 3/4th of front page just to cover this one speech!!

From Security to middle class to Digital India.. Wow!
Security: Modi reminded that #Chowkidar made namumkin into mumkin.. No major bomb blast in five years in any major city!!!

Congress used to change HM after any blast.
Modi changes methods, not HM.

#SurgicalStrike - ground, air and space.
National war memorial.
Middle class: Home loan 6 lakhs saving.
Interest rate from 15% to 11%.

Heart & knee surgery - 80% reduction.
Jan Aushadhi big help.

Without raising tax:
15 metro trains.
World's biggest healthcare.
Crores of Toilets
12 cr farmers getting ₹75,000 cr total.
Up to 5 lakh no tax.
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நமது தேசத்தின் காவலர் பிரதமர் மோடி

- தேனியில் தேர்தல் பிரசார பொதுக்கூட்டத்தில் ஓபிஎஸ் பேச்சு #ElectionsWithPT #Elections2019
நரேந்திர மோடி மீண்டும் பிரதமராக வேண்டும் என நாடே எதிர்பார்க்கிறது

- தேனியில் தேர்தல் பிரசார பொதுக்கூட்டத்தில் முதல்வர் பழனிசாமி பேச்சு #ElectionsWithPT #Elections2019 @CMOTamilNadu
நாளை நமதே; நாற்பதும் நமதே!

- தேனியில் பிரதமர் மோடி வாக்கு சேகரிப்பு #ElectionsWithPT #Elections2019 @PMOIndia
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Thread: #LokSabhaElections2019
If you have wondered if Google trends has any correlation with election results, this is the thread for you.
Opinion Polls have a sample size in low thousands in a country of 1.3B, and we know by now, they are mostly inaccurate despite their claims of "quality of sample over quantity". Google trends has a much much larger sample size (skewed towards a certain demography)
Being aware of the bias of Google Trends towards a certain demography, I looked at if curiosity during elections in people about political parties translates to election outcomes in any meaningful way. I'm no pollster, this is no prediction. So here goes.
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The first phase of the #LokSabhaElections2019 has Twitter buzzing with conversation. 45.6M Tweets were recorded from India and across the globe.
In the last month, conversation around #LokSabhaElections2019 peaked with the beginning of campaign season, the announcement of major schemes, filing of nominations by key party figures and finally today, on polling day.
By the end of phase one, the most talked about national leaders on the platform were @narendramodi, @amitshah, @myogiadityanath, @rahulgandhi and @priyankagandhi. #LokSabhaElections2019
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