September 2, 2013

Facebbok likes, tricks by Indian politicos

by Indian Top Blogs

In this post, we'd take you to the world of politicians and political parties in India who have high virtual presence. More than mere numbers, it is interesting to know where from their fans come.

Do look at the table given below. It gives details of top politicos, their total  FB 'likes' and the top three countries from where the 'likes' came. The data is as of end-August 2013. We give some broad references that we could draw from this:

BJP leaders, especially Narendra Modi, have a very big lead over Congress and its leaders [We left out Shashi Tharoor, giving him credit for his FB reputation that is more because of his non-political virtual engagements].

Some Congress leaders seem to have bought 'likes' in big quantities from countries where there is hardly much interest in Indian politics. This exposes them badly. What explains Ajay Maken's one-third 'likes' from Turkey when his Indian 'likes' are about 3% only? Some others [e.g. Ashok Gehlot, Aam Aadmi Party] too have overdone 'like' farming.


People in the UAE and Saudi Arabia seem to be quite interested in Indian politics. It could be due to a large Indian population working there. Or have Indian politicos found obliging servers there? In any case, even if the latter is true, it does not go to ludicrous levels as in the case of Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and Brazil.

We have earlier too discussed Indian politicians' virtual presence. You can find here all the social media discussion on ITB.

Page title
Top country, %
Second country, %
Third country, %
Total likes (,000)
Link to FB page
Narendra Modi
India
USA
UAE
3202
93
0.9
0.6

Narendra Modi for PM
India
USA
UAE
1311
95.9
1
0.6

BJP
India
UAE
USA
1092
95.2
0.6
0.5

NAMO India
India
USA
UAE
1037
84
0.1
0.1

Arvind Kejriwal
India
USA
UAE
384
93.7
1.2
0.7

Vasundhara Raje
India
UAE
Saudi A
358
95.8
0.2
0.1

Vijay Goel
India
USA
UAE
332
98.4
0
0

Rahul Gandhi
India
UAE
Saudi A
293
91.8
1.5
1

Aam Aadmi Paarty
India
Turkey
USA
277
87.3
4.9
1.9

Indian National Congress
India
UAE
Saudi A
260
89.7
1.9
1.4

Deepender Singh Hooda
India
Pakistan
USA
241
97.9
0.3
0.2

Subramanian Swamy
India
USA
UAE
221
89.3
2.6
1.2

Ashok Gehlot
India
Turkey
Brazil
206
50.9
11.7
6

Sukhbir Singh Badal
India
Canada
UAE
196
95.3
0.7
0.5

Ajay Maken
Turkey
Russia
Ukraine
99
33.7
25.3
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