On Thursday, Twitter recorded around 45.6 million tweets in its platform during a one-month period in the run-up to elections, registered 1.2 million tweets on the first round of voting.

Polling took place for 91 seats across 18 states and 2 Union Territories, on April 11.

During the first round of #LokSabhaElections2019 conversations on Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi @narendramodi has emerged as the most-mentioned figure.

Twitter said in a statement that “Campaigns, manifestos, and announcements around policies and key social issues have accounted for some of the top-Tweeted moments as voters get ready to go to the polls.”

The top election conversations were religion, national security, agriculture, jobs, taxes, and trades during the period of March 11 to April 11.

Last month, in a survey, Twitter India reported that around 90 percent of first-time eligible voters are likely to vote in the elections.

It continued that 7 out of 10 first-time eligible voters in India believed that they are taking part in the public debate by posting on the micro-blogging site.

Around 54.6 percent of those surveyed claim that they will use Twitter to seek support for a cause and movement, and 54.4 percent will use the social media platform to express their opinion in public.

Around 80 percent said that they will turn to social media to investigate what has happened in India and across the globe.

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