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How Narendra Modi helped Trinamool Congress trend on Twitter

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 8:00pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

  • tmc-trending-on-twitter Though the image shows positive sentiment towards the TMC, the party for the last few days has been receiving negative twitter responses

The All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) is the fourth most trending political party on Twitter in last two days despite rarely being active on the micro-blogging site. The recent war of words between Mamata Banerjee and the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has put the TMC back on the Twitter map.

The TCS iElect app shows recent election related trends on Twitter

According to the TCS iElect app, the Twitter activity regarding the TMC saw a rise on Saturday, April 26 and continued to spike till Monday, April 28. This coincided with Modi's visit and speech in West Bengal's Sreerampore, where he accused Mamata Banerjee of colluding with Congress' P Chidambaram over the Saradha Chit fund scam. He had also alleged that one of Banerjee's paintings that was sold for a whopping Rs.1.80 crore was bought by Saradha scam mastermind Sudipta Sen.

Over 75% of the Twitter users talking about the TMC are from Mumbai, while only a dismal 3% are from Kolkata. New Delhi too beats Kolkata as 9.5% users from the capital have been tweeting about the party. The consequence of the little participation from Kolkata is evident as the party's Twitter handle is receiving mostly negative responses.

The TCS iElect app shows positive/negative/neutral twitter responses towards the political party/personality

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