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Modi most mentioned politician in 2014 poll-related tweets

PTI New Delhi | Updated on May 15, 2014

Results of the 16th Lok Sabha elections may still be a day away but Narendra Modi is already a clear winner on Twitter with 11.1 million tweets about him, accounting for 20 per cent of all elections-related traffic on the mictroblogging site.

A total of 56 million tweets have been sent out till date with the total “reach” (including tweets, re-tweets and quotes) standing at 267 billion, as per data released by the US-based firm.

Narendra Modi topped the elections-related terms in 2014 (till date) at 11.1 million, which was 20 per cent of all elections-related tweets.

Aam Aadmi Party found mention in 8.2 million or 15 per cent of elections-related tweets, followed by the BJP at six million or 11 per cent.

Arvind Kejriwal, head of AAP, was mentioned in 5 million (nine per cent), Indian National Congress 2.7 million (5 per cent) and Rahul Gandhi 1.3 million (2 per cent) were also on the top 10 list.

Terms like Election 2014, Varanasi, Amethi and Lok Sabha were also trending terms during the 16th Lok Sabha polls.

Twitter also released data on growth in number of followers from starting of the year to the end of the polls on May 12.

@INCIndia saw the highest growth at 376 per cent in number of followers from 37,357 followers on January 1 to 1.77 lakh on May 12.

Number of followers on Twitter for @AamAadmiParty saw a growth of 119 per cent, while @arvindkejriwal grew 79 per cent in the reported period.

@bjp4india saw a growth of 70 per cent from over 2.86 lakh followers on January 1 to over 4.88 lakh on May 12.

Similarly, @NarendraModi saw number of followers growing by 28 per cent from 30.83 lakh on January 1 to 39.56 lakh on May 12.

Published on May 15, 2014

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