The second phase of elections in Gujarat has begun to see polling for 93 assembly constituencies across 14 districts in northern and central regions of the state. Congress and BJP are at it on social media again in the ongoing Gujarat elections. Twitter has today announced that it is launching the first-ever live stream for the Gujarat elections. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?
The live stream will be available in Hindi and English. Along with the second phase of polling (today), there will also be a live stream for the counting day on December 18. The live stream is available for free and twitter users just need to log-in to access the link. Each stream will be accompanied by a Twitter timeline, featuring real-time Gujarat Election-related conversations. Also Read - Twitter vs government: Twitter India loses legal protection for not complying with IT rules on time
Twitter also said that it received over 800,000 Tweets in the past week alone for the Gujarat Elections. You can watch the live stream for the exit poll today at 6:00PM here. Amrita Tripathi, Acting Head for News Partnerships, Twitter India said, “Twitter is where people come to see what’s happening in India and the world. We’re excited to launch the first live stream of elections in India together with India Today and Aaj Tak, providing people in India and around the world with the opportunity to follow all the election-related action in real-time, with the best analysis and commentary in the business.” Also Read - Twitter friends/followers seeking your unwanted attention could be Unmentioned
Hashtags like #VikasGandoThayoChe, #Gujarat4Vikas, #ModiCheNe, BJP have been among the most used ones. BJP is sticking to #BJPWaveInGujarat, whereas the opposing party is using hashtags like #IndiaWithRahulGandhi, and #Congress_Aave_Chhe. Currently, #GujaratRound2 has been the top trend on Twitter since morning.
— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2017
According to ANI, 39 percent voting has been recorded till 12:00PM in the second phase of Gujarat Elections 2017. 30.39 percent votes were recorded in Vadodara, while 36.13 percent of voters turned up in Dabhoi. The Elections also saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi standing in the queue in Sabarmati’s Ranip locality to cast his vote. Apart from that, Former Cricketer Nayan Mongia and Cricketer Yusuf Pathan also cast their vote in Vadodara.