#KarnatakaElections2018: How was the Karnataka election fought on Twitter?

#KarnatakaElections2018: How was the Karnataka election fought on Twitter?

Karnataka assembly polls, which have thrown up a hung verdict, created a lot of buzz on Twitter with over three million mentions being generated in three weeks. The closely-fought #KarnatakaElections2018 also saw a close fight in the parties' share of conversation on Twitter, with @BJP4Karnataka gathering 51% of mentions against @INCKarnataka's 42% and the JD(S)' 7%. "Throughout the state elections campaign, politicians and parties took to Twitter to regularly communicate with people all over India," Twitter added. Between the BJP and Congress' leaders, @narendramodi and @BSYBJP took 47% of mentions on Twitter in the #KarnatakaElections2018 against @RahulGandhi and @siddaramaiah's 52%. pic.twitter.com/gySlO0zPv0 Karnataka went to polls on May 12 for 222 seats (polling for the remaining two will be held later) and the results being declared on May 15. For a party to form government in the state, it needs a majority of 113 seats in the 224-member assembly. Amongst the political conversations happening on Twitter, these were the top-mentioned politicians in the #KarnatakaElections2018: @siddaramaiah, @BSYBJP, @hd_kumaraswamy, @rajeev_mp, and @ShobhaBJP. Modi (@narendramodi) emerged as the most mentioned personality during the course of Karnataka elections on Twitter, while incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah (@Siddaramaiah) emerged as the most mentioned candidate on the platform. pic.twitter.com/boAIgSc2m6 "Twitter is where political conversations happen and where you can see all sides of a conversation when it comes to elections. Over the past few weeks, data shows more than three million Tweets related to the Karnataka Elections, making it one of the most talked-about state elections on Twitter, she added.

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Karnataka assembly polls, which have thrown up a hung verdict, created a lot of buzz on Twitter with over three million mentions being generated in three weeks.

Between April 25 and May 15, Twitter saw “more than 3 million mentions in relation to the #KarnatakaElections2018”.

The #KarnatakaElections2018 saw more than 3 million Tweets from all over India and around the world, peaking on Counting Day yesterday. pic.twitter.com/5pWkOe9hoZ

“From breaking news to behind the scenes action, political parties, candidates and citizens sparring over hot election topics, Twitter emerged as the best place to catch all the action on during the recently concluded #KarnatakaElections2018,” Twitter said in a statement.

The closely-fought #KarnatakaElections2018 also saw a close fight in the parties’ share of conversation on Twitter, with @BJP4Karnataka gathering 51% of mentions against @INCKarnataka‘s 42% and the JD(S)’ 7%. pic.twitter.com/vaxEwuajbt

The statement noted that while the election was being held in Karnataka, netizens from across the country and even overseas participated in discussions on Twitter.

“Throughout the state elections campaign, politicians and parties took to Twitter to regularly communicate with people all over India,” Twitter added.

Between the BJP and Congress’ leaders, @narendramodi and @BSYBJP took 47% of mentions on Twitter in the #KarnatakaElections2018 against @RahulGandhi and…

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