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Hashtag Scanner: #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद trends on Twitter with UP’s election quest, well-planned propaganda or not?

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Under this report we have covered:-

  •  Why #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद is all over the internet?
  •  The history between Nathuram Vinayak Godse & Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
  •  #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद as a political propaganda.
  •  Conclusion

On the occasion of 74TH death anniversary of “Father of Nation” Mahatma Gandhi(I.e. 30th Jan ) the twitter was all filled with the #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद   supporting Nathuram all over the social media for killing Mahatma Gandhi and later surrendering himself to the police. People were praising Nathuram for killing Gandhi and showing him as a true time hero.

Let’s Dig into the history:- 

Nathuram Vinayak Godse was a Hindu Nationalist, a well-known member of Hindu Mahasabha, a right-wing party, and a former member of Rashtriya Swayamsevek Sangh (RSS). He assassinated Gandhi by shooting 3 bullets on the chest of Gandhi on 30th Jan 1948, after which he died in the Birla house. He accused Gandhi of betraying Hindus by being pro Muslim, also considered him the main culprit behind bloodshed at the time of partition.  After one year of assassination, he got executed in November 1949.

 When we dug more into the accounts we got to know that

The timeline of keywords “#नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद” & “Godse” tells that the tweets were initiated on 29th of Jan and was in peak on 30th Jan with more than 8,500 tweets and replies and in most of the accounts a repetitive pattern of posting were followed as shown in the picture below:-

 Why #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद seems nothing, but political propaganda?

Through our manual analysis, we found certain things similar in all these Twitter accounts.

1. Most accounts were created in recent days I.e. 29th and 30th Jan 2022, out of which 19 accounts were created on 29th Jan and 56 accounts were created on 30th Jan.

2.  Most accounts were supporting RSS, with RSS flag on their bio and supporting Yogi Aditya Nath in UP elections also in their bio mostly the location that was mentioned was of Uttar Pradesh state.

 

 

 3. Under the hashtag mostly used pictures were related to UP Elections promoting Narendra Modi, Yogi Aditya Nath, BJP (Bharatiya Janta Party) in UP elections. On the left there is a picture of Akhilesh Yadav, a member of loksabha shown holding a portrait saying ‘Jo Ram Ko Lae Hain, Hum unko laege.

In the image on the right, there is a woman wearing a saree with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath is seen.

 

4. Most of the pictures were edited in these accounts showing Gandhi as a pure antagonist of the freedom fighting movement.

Below are two different edited pictures in which the picture on the right is showcasing Gandhi as spoon-feeding Jinnah and crushing Hindus under his foot.The picture on the left is showing different politicians, policemen, and Narendra Modi giving each other support to kill Mahatma Gandhi.

 User interacted the most

The below graph tells about the users who were highly active with the hashtag and the keyword. @sr29550309 was most active with more than 70 tweets/replies on the subject. After posting the highest amount of tweets now his account does not exist. More than 50 accounts like these were created and deleted afterwards. below is a collage related to that.

 

Followed by @sandeepch1234 and @sharmapratham8 with more than 35 and 30 tweets respectively.

Hashtags Used

Hashtags that were used mostly on the subject include, #Godse, #MahatmaGandhil, #NathuramGodse, #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद, etc.

Accounts Mentioned

Below graph shows the accounts that got mostly mentioned in the tweets. Some accounts include @rahulgandhi, @narendramodi, @incindia, etc.

These accounts were tagged to get maximum engagement on the #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद and it serves the cause, as many politicians too came forward whether in favor or against the hashtag. Hence, it grabbed the maximum attention of the people as it triggered their emotional point of view.

Accounts Mentioned

News channels like news24 too covered the news under these hashtags.

Politician and executive editor Sanjay Raut @rautsanjay61 too came forward to speak on this matter as shown in the video above.

 

Hindu Mahasabha in Gwalior celebrated death anniversary of Gandhi as Godse Day.

 

Wordcloud:

Below wordcloud shows what were the words that got used the most in the tweets. Some words include, “Nathuram Godse”, “Godse”, “Mahatma Gandhi”, “Congress”, “RSS”, “Hindu”, etc.

Most Liked Tweets:

Nathuram v/s Gandhi

 

Supports of Gandhi too came forward like in these tweets:

https://twitter.com/aishe_ghosh/status/1487731918682656774 – 4042 Likes

Most Retweeted:

Nathuram v/s Gandhi

 

https://twitter.com/Ankan111/status/1487619822414221317 – 1010 Retweets

Conclusion

It is seen through our analysis that, of course, it was nothing else than a political propaganda. They hyped it in quest of UP election so that people pay more attention towards it.

All the images under the #नाथूराम_गोडसे_जिंदाबाद and #गोडसे were very well used to promote a BJP in the coming elections.

All the trigger points were chosen very carefully such as

  1. Dragging people towards Hindutva.
  2. Tagging particular politicians in the tweets and replies.
  3. Making the account on one particular date and deleted it after the task is done.

These all points drag us to a propaganda that was started to give fuel to an emotional involvement of people in UP elections.

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