As the Gujarat Election continues to capture the attention of the country, Twitter is the place to see what’s happening in the state election and engage in conversations about political progress among citizens.
Tweets related to the Gujarat Election increased 20% in the past month, indicating growing interest in state politics on the platform. As the nomination period ends and election campaigning kicks off, Twitter is launching several initiatives for Indians to have their voice heard during the #GujaratElection2017, provide real-time updates on the campaign trail, and to connect voters to politicians on the most important election issues.
To encourage people to vote and light up more conversations on the platform, Twitter launched a special emoji today for the #GujaratElection2017.
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 28, 2017
Available until now to 22 Dec 2017, the election emoji can be activated using the following hashtags in a
Tweet: #च न ा व2017, #તમા રો મદ્દો , #મા ર _ગ જરા ત _મા રી _સરકા ર , #BattleforGujarat or #ElectionCaravan, #GujaratElection2017, #GujaratElection,
In addition, Twitter announces collaboration with ABP News (@ABPNewsTV and @ABPAsmitaTV) to bring more information about the #GujaratElection2017 to people across the state and India through Twitter and Twitter Lite (mobile.twitter.com). With the collaboration, ABP News will be producing more election-related news and information in Gujarati, Hindi and English on Twitter and Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite is a data-friendly, mobile web experience that loads quickly on slower connections, is resilient on unreliable mobile networks, and accessible to anyone with a smartphone or tablet with a browser. The partnership with ABP News endeavours to extend the reach of the news partner, ensuring deeper regional coverage for the Indian audience on Twitter, and making it easy for data-savvy consumers to access
#GujaratElection content on Twitter Lite.
Commenting on the association, Managing Editor, Milind Khandekar, Digital Editor, ABPNews Network said, “ABP News is a leader in election coverage in India – we are known for our credibility, content and innovation. We are a pioneer in innovative digital content in Indian languages; ABP News (leading National Hindi News channel) and ABP Asmita (leading Gujarati News channel) will reach out to newer audience through this exclusive collaboration with Twitter Lite.”
— ABP Asmita (@abpasmitatv) November 28, 2017
To stay on top of the Gujarat Election, follow your favourite election hashtag, parties and candidates on
Election hashtags to follow
#चना व 2017
#ત મા રો મદ્દો
#મા ર _ગ જરા ત _મા રી _સર કા ર
Party accounts to follow (in alphabetical order)
Political accounts to follow (in alphabetical order)
Ahmed Patel – (@ahmedpatel) Indian National Congress
Amit Shah (@AmitShah) – Bharatiya Janata Party
Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) – Aam Aadmi Party
Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel) – Indian National Congress
Jay Narayan Vyas – (@JayNarayan_Vyas) – Bharatiya Janata Party
Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) – Independant
Jitu Vaghani (@jitu_vaghani) – Bharatiya Janata Party
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) – Prime Minister, India
Nitinbhai Patel (@Nitinbhai_Patel) – Bharatiya Janata Party
Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) – Bharatiya Janata Party
Praful K. Patel (@prafulkpatel) – Nationalist Congress Party
Rahul Gandhi (@OfficeOfRG) – Indian National Congress
Sharad Pawar (@PawarSpeaks) – Nationalist Congress Party
Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) – Bharatiya Janata Party
Here’s a snapshot of the Twitter conversation about the #GujaratElection as the election campaigning begins
(1) गुजरात विधानसभा चुनाव के लिए बीजेपी ने जारी की उम्मीदवारों की पहली सूची। 70 उम्मीदवारों का किया एलान। पेज 1 से 4 #Gujarat #GujaratElections #GujaratElections2017 #AssemblyElections pic.twitter.com/BUMy5Ku3W0
— Raghvendra Dwivedi (@RaghvendraLive) November 17, 2017
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) November 27, 2017
Bhaiya @malviyamit if presence of our VP in Gujarat has rattled the BJP so much so that they have sent 40 ministers&6CMs to the state to campaign it is a good enough indicator of RG's popularity. Kyun roz jhooth ka sahara le rahe ho?
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) November 26, 2017
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) November 26, 2017
More than 6000 Bikes & 20000 Patidar youths joined the massive rally in the Patidar Hub of 161 Varachha Assembly from Jakat Naka to Railway Station in support of sitting MLA & BJP candidate Kumarbhai Kanani. #GujaratElections. pic.twitter.com/OwCrTuh7oE
— Darshana Jardosh (@DarshanaJardosh) November 20, 2017
— Parth MN (@parthpunter) November 25, 2017
Mahima Kaul (@misskaul), Head- Public, Policy and Government, Twitter India said, “Twitter is the best place to know what’s happening in your state, city or community, and the world. As citizens of Gujarat gear up for the upcoming elections in the State, Twitter is proud to empower real-time conversations among Gujaratis and the larger Indian diaspora around the world. We encourage them to follow candidates and parties on the platform, get the latest election news in Gujarati, Hindi or English, and exchange dialogue in a shared, global townhall experience on Twitter.”