The hashtag started after chief minister Yogi Adityanath said he was a ‘bhagwadhari’ and exhorted people to take pride in it.(File photo) LUCKNOW: With the culmination of the fifth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the hashtag ‘Main bhi bhagwadari’(I am also saffon clad) remained the top trending topic in India on Twitter from 11pm on Sunday and lasted throughout the night.
As the hashtag became the top trend, it crossed over 415 million impressions and reached over 58 million people.
The hashtag started after chief minister Yogi Adityanath said he was a ‘ bhagwadhari ’ and exhorted people to take pride in it, during a public meeting in Gorakhpur , while replying to remarks made by SP leader Dimple Yadav .
Dimple Yadav had termed the saffron as the colour of ‘rust’, to which Adityanath had replied by calling it an insult to the ‘Sanatan culture and saints’.As soon as Yogi Adityanath called himself ‘ bhagwadhari ’, people took to social media to express their support towards the BJP calling themselves “ bhagwadhari ”.
Twitter and other social media platforms were abuzz with comments over the initiatives taken by the BJP towards improved law and order situation in the state with several people hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath for their efforts.
Significantly, along with the hashtag, other related hashtags like ‘ Phir ek baar Yogi sarkar ’ also remained top trends on Twitter.
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