The voting for the First Phase started on 11 April for 91 seats in 18 states and 2 union territories and the conversation on the platform reflected this. 1.2 million tweets were posted on the first day of voting for the First Phase.
This time, political parties announced their campaigns, manifestos and announcements around policies and key social issues on Facebook and Twitter to attract the new voters.
This time, Twitter is encouraging healthy democratic participation by giving citizens a voice and a platform to be heard in the national conversation online. It has launched its latest video in the #PowerOf18 series to encourage young Indians to participate in civic discourse, understand the significance of their right to vote and contribute to public debate on Twitter.