Twitter is the live connection to news and culture and this reflected during the recently concluded #Budget2017 when people flocked to the platform for live breaking news and to know what’s happening. Conversations on Twitter on the Union Budget 2017 echoed the nation’s mood and its temperament towards an event of national significance.
From common man to well-known personalities, everyone took to Twitter to express their opinions regarding the Budget. The platform recorded 720,000 Budget-related Tweets between January 30 - February 2, 2017.
The conversations on the platform peaked at 12:01 PM with 1.5K Tweets per minute.
This year, Finance Minister @ArunJaitley did two Q&As on Twitter, taking questions with the hashtags #MyQuestionToFM and #AskYourFM after the Budget itself, expanding the #Budget2017 discussion with the public and gathering feedback in real-time. @FinMinIndia also posted exclusive behind the scenes peek into the highly secretive process of the making of the #Budget2017 with an autographed picture of the Finance Minister @ArunJaitley via Twitter’s Challenger app as well as a video Teaser to the Q&A session.