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Twitter records over 14 lakh conversations on #Budget2018

Key topics of discussion on the social media platform in India included healthcare, demonetisation, agriculture, personal income tax, infrastructure and GST

With #Budget2018, Twitter recorded over 14 lakh budget-related conversations in the past week (January 26-February 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 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s speech concluded, the conversations on the platform peaked on February 1, 2:30pm with over 83,000 tweets.

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Heatmap link to see the global conversation for #Budget2018 on Twitter

Together with the Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia), Twitter enabled people across the nation to watch the #Budget2018 speech from Finance Minister 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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerged as the most mentioned personality on the platform during the #Budget2018 conversations, followed by Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley); 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.

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

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