20% rise in Gujarat election-related posts on Twitter

New Delhi, Nov 29: Twitter recorded a growing interest in Gujarat politics as conversations related to the state election rose 20 per cent in the past month, the micro-blogging platform said on Wednesday. Twitter also announced to launch initiatives during the #GujaratElection2017, like real-time updates on the campaign trail, connecting voters to politicians on key election issues and a special election emoji. Available till December 22, the election emoji can be activated using hashtags like #GujaratElection2017, #GujaratElection, #BattleforGujarat or #ElectionCaravan.  "As citizens gear up for the upcoming elections in the state, Twitter has empowered real-time conversations among Gujaratis and the larger Indian diaspora around the world," Mahima Kaul, Head-Public, Policy and Government, Twitter India, said in a statement. "We encourage users to exchange dialogue in a shared, global townhall experience on Twitter," she added.