New Delhi: Netizens in India as well as elsewhere took to micro blogging platform Twitter to discuss, debate and share news and opinion on the Union Budget for 2020-21 which was presented on 1 February. The social media platform witnessed more than 11 lakh budget-related tweets recorded between 30 January and 3 February. The hashtag #UnionBudget2020 was used by users to react to the budget.

Using a feature called live carousel, Twitter provided updates during the presentation of the Union Budget, allowing people to follow dialogue between policy makers, influencers, journalists, opinion-makers, and the general public.

“We are delighted that with the help of our news partners, we were able to bring the Union Budget 2020 speech and analysis to Indians across the country, enabling their questions and comments to be an integral part of the conversation in real-time. The magnitude of Twitter conversations around represent the voice of the citizens of India, who want to be updated, aware, and actively involved in discussing topics of national relevance. Events such as these prove that when it comes to important moments in the world, Twitter continues to be India’s live connection to what’s happening," said Amrita Tripathi, news partnerships, Twitter India.

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