See every side of the #GujaratElection2017 on Twitter

Gujarat Election

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.

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.”

To stay on top of the Gujarat Election, follow your favourite election hashtag, parties and candidates on
Twitter today:

Election hashtags to follow

#GujaratElection

#GujaratElection2017

#चना व 2017

#ત મા રો મદ્દો

#મા ર _ગ જરા ત _મા રી _સર કા ર

Party accounts to follow (in alphabetical order)

@AAPGujarat

@BJP4Gujarat

@INCGujarat

@NCPspeaks

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

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.”


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