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Gimmick or Coincidence? Arvind Kejriwal’s 10 Lakh Followers on Twitter in 10 Days

In around one and half years his twitter followers increased to 7-8 Million followers. But all of a sudden in a span of 10 days his followers have gone from 8 Million to 9 Million! Yes, he got 10 Lakh followers just in 10 days

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  • A Few Social Media groups kept a close watch on all big accounts; they recently noticed something very unusual about Kejriwal’s account
  • Delhi elections would know he had followers between 4-5 Million. In around one and half years his twitter followers increased to 7-8 Million followers
  • They researched, and found out more than 4.8M followers were fake handles with no profile pictures, no followers and no tweets on their timeline

September 29, 2016: Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal is known for his love for controversies. Be it his bad luck or the circumstances but he manages to remain entangled in one controversy or the other.

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According to postcard.news, “This is indeed funny but true. Few Social Media groups kept a close watch on all big accounts; they recently noticed something very unusual about Kejriwal’s account. They say those who have followed Kejriwal’s twitter followers since 2015 Delhi elections would know he had followers between 4-5 Million. In around one and half years his twitter followers increased to 7-8 Million followers. But all of a sudden in a span of 10 days his followers have gone from 8 Million to 9 Million! Yes, he got 10 Lakh followers just in 10 days.”

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Arvind Kejriwal's twitter account. Source:postcard.news
Arvind Kejriwal’s twitter account. Source:postcard.news

They researched, and found out more than 4.8M followers were fake handles with no profile pictures, no followers and no tweets on their timeline.

Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news
Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news

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They further observed that most of these followers are using weird numbers in their handles. Weird as in, they are using 8-9 digits for their handles which aren’t quite common. People may use their date of birth in their handles but 8-9 digits is weird.

Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news
Fake accounts. Source:postcard.news

To add more to the confusion, all these weird followers have joined Twitter in September 2016.
All these unusual facts that have come up, puts a serious question as to whether it’s all a gimmick or these are mere coincidences?

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  • Anubhuti Gupta

    Its such a shame such a major politician is resorting to such low grade tactics and for what? Votes don’t come from followers on Twitter

  • Antara

    How on earth a twitter account with millions of followers would help him in the long run?!

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If you have Rs 28 lakh in account, only then you are eligible to get an AAP ticket in Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections

The reason behind the eligibility criterion is that the candidate should be financially sound to be able to fight elections

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  • Gopal Rai said that if one wishes to fight the contest Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections on AAP tickets, then he/she should have at least Rs 28 lakh in their accounts
  • Gopal Rai met AAP members on 1 September 2017 to discuss the proposal
  • The candidate should be financially sound to be able to fight elections

New Delhi, September 3, 21017: When Arvind Kejriwal came into politics with Aam Aadmi Party, he promised it to be a clean, corruption free party but all the principles and morals of the party have gone into a drain.

Where have the principles of AAP gone?

The party in recent times has been in the news for all the wrong reasons- allegedly selling party tickets for polls in Punjab, heavy corruption charges, alleged Mohalla Clinic scam. The Party has lost the respect in people’s eyes many times by its shameful activities. AAP is trying hard to win back people’s trust since it lost Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.

Want an AAP ticket? Got Rs 28 lakh in the account?

The latest reason of AAP’s mockery is the strange clause put forth by Gopal Rai, state in-charge of Gujrat and national leader of AAP. He said that if one wishes to fight the contest Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections on AAP tickets, then he/she should have at least Rs 28 lakh in their accounts. Now, one can’t fight the elections as he is a deserving candidate, have good principles, motives, and ideas or wants to bring a change. But based on the money he/she has in the account, as only those who have Rs 28 lakh and more will be given a chance to contest Gujarat Legislative Assembly elections on AAP tickets.

Also Read: Aam Aadmi Party’s Mohalla Clinics come under scanner: Vigilance Department exposes, Ministers faked the rent amount

When AAP fought Delhi Elections, it was with the donation money they got from people and won the election. But, now AAP has changed its ways.

A need to meet the financial criteria

Gopal Rai met AAP members on 1 September 2017 to discuss the proposal.  According to Ahmedabad Mirror report, a leader who attended the meeting said: “A candidate will need not less than Rs28 lakh to prove that he can pull off the campaign financially in the constituency.”  The reason behind this eligibility criterion is that the candidate should be financially sound to be able to fight elections.

Also Read: Rankings of Aam Aadmi Party Delhi MLAs Drop due to Poor Performance. Praja Foundation publishes Latest Government Performance Report

Talking about the other 2 eligibility criteria, Harshil Nayak, AAP spokesperson said:

  • The candidate should have to be of clean repute and well-networked in his area
  • The candidate should have at least 2 people to support him in managing a booth

The party will launch its campaign on September 17, 2017. One of the party workers said, “A car and a bike rally will be organized at various places. We hope to get the permission, but if we don’t, the date may change. If not from all seats, AAP will fight the elections from at least a few.”


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