Budget 2018 results in over 14 lakh conversations on Twitter

Social Samosa
Feb 03, 2018 11:29 IST
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Budget 2018

Twitter is the best and fastest place to see what’s happening in India and across the world. With Budget 2018, Twitter recorded over 14 lakh Budget-related conversations in the past week (Jan 26 - Feb 2, 2018). Conversations on Twitter lit up globally as politicians, well-known personalities, and the public took to the platform to express their opinions regarding the Budget. Soon after the Budget speech concluded, the conversations on the platform peaked at February 1st, 2:30PM with over 83,000 Tweets.

Heatmap - Budget 2018

Together with the Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia), Twitter enabled people across the nation to watch the #Budget2018  speech from the Union Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley), follow the talkathon on Union Budget, and also participate in the Budget discussion through a live Q&A with the Finance Minister #AskYourFM. The interactions were live-streamed on Twitter and televised nationally.


The collaboration on Twitter with multiple news partners further amplified the #Budget2018 conversations, ensuring Indians across the world were updated with the latest Budget discussions. Key topics of discussion on Twitter in India included: Healthcare, Demonetisation, Agriculture, Personal Income Tax, Infrastructure and GST.

Tou Conversations - Budget 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most mentioned personality on the platform during the #Budget2018 conversations, followed by Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) - Union Minister of Finance, Amit Shah (@AmitShah) - National President of Bharatiya Janata Party, P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) - Member of Parliament and former Finance Minister and Arvind Subramanian (@arvindsubraman) - Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance.

Most Mentioned Personalities - Budget 2018


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Here’s a snapshot of what people were saying about #Budget2018 :